03/04/2012 10:30 BST | Updated 03/04/2012 14:47 BST

Nine Trapped By Snow In Scotland's Cairngorms Mountains Rescued

A group of hillwalkers, including six teenagers, have been rescued from the Cairngorms mountains after a search and rescue operation by Grampian Police.

The nine-strong group of walkers are all said to be unharmed and healthy after being caught in the sudden snow overnight.

The group were only reported to be in danger on Tuesday morning after contacting a friend at 10am to ask for help.

Grampian Police quickly mounted a search and rescue operation, which resulted in the nine being airlifted to safety from the Ben MacDui region of the mountains.

The snow in Scotland has come after a sharp change in weather from what was one of the hottest Marches on record.