Durisdeer hillwalker found after going missing with two others dies

A mountain rescue teams gathers in Durisdeer, north of Thornhill, in Dumfries. Picture: Hemedia
A mountain rescue teams gathers in Durisdeer, north of Thornhill, in Dumfries. Picture: Hemedia
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A hillwalker rescued by search teams after being missing overnight with two others has died.

Bobby Thomson, 64, George Crosbie, 73, and Jeffrey Stewart, 74, had not been seen since they headed off in the hills around Durisdeer in Dumfries and Galloway on Tuesday afternoon.

The men were found 2.5 miles east of the village on Wednesday following a large-scale search involving police and mountain rescue teams and they were airlifted to hospital.

But a police statement later said: “Police Scotland can confirm that one of the three missing walkers recovered earlier today near Durisdeer has been pronounced dead at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

“The two other men are currently being treated for hypothermia in the hospital. Next of kin are being informed and the procurator fiscal has been informed.”