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Body find in hunt for missing tourist Valerij Tomarenko

Valerij Tomarenko Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Valerij Tomarenko was last seen getting off a ferry on Arran

A body found on a mountain on the Isle of Arran is believed to that of a missing German tourist.

Valerij Tomarenko, 58, was last seen getting off a ferry on the island on 15 August, with his hire car found parked at the mainland terminal in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire.

A body was found on Goatfell, the island's highest mountain, at about 11:30 on Thursday.

Police Scotland said Mr Tomarenko's family had been informed.

A police statement said: "A formal identification has still to take place, however it's believed to be 58-year-old German tourist Valerij Tomarenko."

Image copyright Rob Barrow/Geograph
Image caption Goatfell is the highest mountain on Arran

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