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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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.

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  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 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.

Police Scotland confirmed the body was found at noon yesterday after a search that started on Friday night. In a separate search operation, two hillwalkers in their forties who were also reported missing on Friday in the Perthshire hills north of Blair Atholl were found safe on Saturday.

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

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