Fife climber has been killed after he was struck by lightning while walking in Perthshire yesterday afternoon. Derek Hunter (40), from Kelty, was near the summit of Ben Oss, near Tyndrum, when the tragedy occurred at about 4.30 pm.
It is believed an aluminium walking pole he was carrying attracted the fatal lightning bolt.
His climbing companion, who has not been named, tried to call the emergency services on his mobile phone. However, the storm had already put the mobile phone mast at Tyndrum out of action.
It was more than two hours before he was able to make his way off the 3373ft hill and raise the alarm.
A helicopter from HMS Gannet at Prestwick was scrambled and Mr Hunter was found near the summit.
Despite attempts by the crew to revive him, he died in the helicopter.