Missing hillwalker’s body found at Ben Nevis

A missing hillwalker's body has been found near the foot of Ben Nevis, where he was last seen alive. Picture: Sean Bell
A missing hillwalker's body has been found near the foot of Ben Nevis, where he was last seen alive. Picture: Sean Bell
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THE body of a missing hillwalker has been found near the bottom of the UK’s highest peak.

Kyle Knox, from London, was last seen at the foot of Ben Nevis on March 31.

The 23-year-old was reported missing the following day when he failed to return to his hotel in Fort William.

Police Scotland, Lochaber mountain rescue team, Glencoe mountain rescue team, search dogs and helicopter crews were involved in the search at the time but no trace of Mr Knox was found.

Today, a body was recovered by a Royal Navy Helicopter in the Surgeon’s Gully area, to the south east of Ben Nevis.

It has been identified as that of Mr Knox and his family have been informed.