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Drone used in search for missing hillwalker Eric Cyl

Eric Cyl Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Searches have already been made for Eric Cyl by mountain rescue teams

A small drone has been used in the search for a hillwalker who went missing in the north west Highlands at the end of May.

Eric Cyl, 62, from England, was last seen heading off into the Mamore mountain range near Fort William.

Extensive searches by mountain rescue teams were made of the area, including Ring of Steall and Steall Falls.

Police Scotland said the drone took aerial images which will be examined for signs of Mr Cyl.

The drone can stream live video back to the ground and provide a detailed view of areas which are too inaccessible or dangerous for search and rescue personnel.

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