Body found in hunt for Skye hillwalker

The body of a man has been found in the search for a missing Skye hillwalker.

A body has been found in the hunt for a missing Skye hillwalker

The discovery was made in the Coire a Ghrunnda area on the Isle of Skye.

A man aged in his 60s had failed to return from that location on Tuesday and the alarm was raised at 9.42pm that evening.

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For the last two days, police have co-ordinated a search.

Those involved today were Skye Mountain Rescue Team, RAF Mountain Rescue Team, SARDA team members, Highland and Islands Division Police Dog Section, RAF helicopter R137 and HM Coastguard helicopter R100.

A formal identification of the body is yet to take place and the process of contacting next of kin is under way, police have said.