Elderly walker dies after hill collapse

AN ELDERLY man rescued from a hilltop after collapsing while walking died yesterday.

The 78-year-old had been reported overdue by a family member at about 7:30pm on Monday after he failed to return from a walk.

A search was launched and he was found near the summit of Cairn of Barns in the Glen Clova area of Angus later that night.

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The man, who was from Dundee, had suffered a suspected heart attack.

He had not been named last night, but police said he was an experienced hill walker.