Body found in hunt for missing Team GB fell runner
Police Scotland has found the body of a man today near to Meall Garbh in the Glenlyon area.
The force confirmed formal identification was yet to take place but that the family of missing 43-year-old Chris Smith had been informed.
The discovery was made around 11:50am.
Mr Smith, who in 2016 helped Team GB win bronze in the European Mountain Running Championships in Italy, was last seen at about 3pm on Tuesday during a trek in the Glenlyon area.
The 43-year-old was following a planned route encompassing four Munros – Meall nan Aighean, Carn Mairg, Meall Garbh and Carn Gorm.
His sister in-law, Elaine Smith spoke to The Scotsman on Wednesday, describing the situation as ‘horrendous’.
She said: “None of that takes away that it's a really upsetting situation, this is something that happens to other people, isn't it? It doesn't happen to you."
Enquiries remain ongoing and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.