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Body found in search for Lochaber hillwalker missing overnight

Lochaber MRT Image copyright Lochaber MRT
Image caption Members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team began the search for the walker on Wednesday

A body has been found by rescuers searching for a missing hillwalker in Glen Roy, Lochaber.

The search began after a report to police at 14:50 on Wednesday that a bag had been found in a remote location near Creag a Chail, Roy Bridge.

The bag belonged to a 67-year-old man and emergency services and locals began searching.

The man's body was recovered at 11:05 on Thursday. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

A Police Scotland spokesman said a post-mortem examination would take place and a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team began the search for the hillwalker on Wednesday.

The team faced challenging conditions with rivers and burns in the area swollen by heavy rain.

A coastguard helicopter from Inverness and estate staff were also involved in the search effort.

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