Exhausted walker rescued in Cairngorms

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A woman has been taken to hospital after suffering exhaustion while walking in the Highlands.

Members of Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and a Coastguard helicopter took part in the rescue operation on a plateau above the Drumochter Hills.

The rescue team said the woman was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

Mountain rescue volunteers said the alert was raised by the woman's companion.

CMRT team leader Willie Anderson said: "She had been up in the hills above Drumochter and just got exhausted, and was struggling to make any progress.

"Her companion decided to call for help and we got the call, but then lost mobile contact.

"Due to the time of day with half an hour till darkness, the aircraft picked her up and took her to Raigmore.

"We were en-route when the helicopter picked her up."