Jan 21 2013 By Cheryl Mullin
THE fourth victim of an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands has been named by police as Rachel Majumdar from Merseyside.
The 29-year-old was a doctor working at Harrogate District Hospital in North Yorkshire and had been living in Leeds, Northern Constabulary said.
The avalanche struck at about 2pm on Saturday as a group of six friends made their descent on Bidean Nam Bian in Glencoe.
PhD students Christopher Bell, 24, and Tom Chesters, 28, and 25-year-old junior doctor Una Finnegan were also swept to their deaths as they made their way down the mountain.
A 24-year-old woman from the Durham area, who was seriously hurt in the incident, remains in a critical condition in hospital in Glasgow.
Rachel died alongside friends Tom Chesters, Una Finnegan and Christopher Bell
Police identified the three other victims yesterday but Dr Majumdar's name was withheld until today to allow her family members to inform other relatives.
Friends of the group said Mr Chesters and Dr Majumdar had been dating for several years and had “such a good future together''.
Sam Morris, 35, said the only consolation in the tragedy was that the couple died side-by-side doing something they both loved.
Mr Morris, a close friend of Mr Chesters and Mr Bell, worked with both men when they were mountain bike tour guides in the Alps.
He said Mr Chesters and Dr Majumdar met at university in Leeds and he came to know her through Mr Chesters.