Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Artist Dies from Cold in Remote Hillside Shelter

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Artist Dies from Cold in Remote Hillside Shelter

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Byline: HUMFREY HUNTER

AN artist from Essex has died from hypothermia after becoming stranded on a remote hillside in Scotland where she had gone to find "peace and quiet".

Margaret Davies, 39, was found unconscious by shepherds in a rescue shelter near the most northerly point of the Scottish mainland.

She was taken by helicopter from the shelter, known as Kervaig Bothy, at Cape Wrath, to the Western Isles Hospital at Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides.

The bothy is a shelter for hikers caught in severe weather and people would normally be able to survive there for some days. It is not known how long Miss Davies, of Bell Hill Wood, Danbury, had been there. Her condition deteriorated after she reached hospital on Thursday and she died on Saturday.

Chairman of the Mountain Bothies Association, John Arnott, said: "It is a shock to hear that something like this happened at such a beautiful spot. It is such a remote place that, if somebody had not happened upon her, she would just have lain there. …

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