Body recovered by police and mountain rescue in Glen Nevis

image source, Steve Fareham/Geograph
image caption, A body was discovered in Glen Nevis

Police and mountain rescue have recovered a body from Glen Nevis in the Highlands.

The alert was raised at about 14:00 on Saturday that a body had been discovered.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the person found. It is not known if it is a man or a woman.

Ch Insp Alastair Garrow said: "The body was recovered in a remote location and had clearly been there for some considerable time.‎"

He added: "We will obviously be considering all options in terms of longer term missing people who have sadly not been found yet.

"These operations can be challenging and I would like to thank all those who assisted in recovering the body sensitively and safely."

Marcin Bialas, who was 36, reportedly fell through an overhanging ledge of snow on the mountain into a gully on 21 January.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue said a man's body was recovered from Observation Gully on Ben Nevis on Saturday 30 June.

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