UK News Body of one missing hillwalker found

20:56  10 february  2018
20:56  10 february  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

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A SEARCH HAS now concluded in west Kerry after the body of a missing hillwalker was found , a day after failing to return to his car. The man, who is believed to be in his 60s and from the UK, had been climbing Mount Brandon, on the Dingle Peninsula.

The man was found yesterday after the alarm was raised on Saturday evening.

  Body of one missing hillwalker found © Press Association

The body of a missing hillwalker has been found while the search for his brother continues.

Police formally identified Alan Gibson, 56, who had been reported missing along with his brother Neil, 63, on Thursday.

The pair, who had a black Pointer dog called Archie with them, had set off on a walk at around 7.45am in Strathcarron, Wester Ross, that day.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Mountain rescue teams searching in the area of Achnashellach for two missing hillwalkers have sadly recovered the body of a man.

“He has been formally identified as Alan Gibson who was reported missing with his brother after failing to return from a walk in the area on Thursday.”

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The body of a hill walker who had been reported missing overnight on Ben Cruachan has been found . The 74 year old man was reported missing around 9:30pm on Saturday having become separated from his companions.

THE body of a 65-year-old hillwalker was found yesterday, almost 60 hours after the man reported himself lost on Lochnagar mountain in the Grampians. Police Scotland confirmed the body was found at noon yesterday after a search that started on Friday night.

Mr Gibson’s family has been informed while searches are ongoing for his brother and will continue into Sunday.

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