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A body recovered by mountain rescuers in Glen Nevis is believed to be that of a man who has been missing since August last year.
Police Scotland confirmed this week that a body had been recovered by officers and mountain rescuers at Glen Nevis at 2pm on Saturday July 8. A recovery operation was launched after being alerted to the remains.
The body is believed to be that of a missing man David Munro.
The 74-year-old, who usually wore green waterproof clothing and Wellington boots, had lived in the glen for years, camping at various locations up and down Glen Nevis.
Police launched an appeal last August to find Mr Munro after he had not been seen for a number weeks and was not in any of his usual camping spots.
Leader of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, John Stevenson, explained that a rescuer had been conducting a routine search of an area where Mr Munro may have camped on Saturday and came across his tent.
‘The body was found in an area where Mr Munro went missing. He lived in makeshift camps up and down the glen and has been living there for decades.
‘The rescuer thought he knew where his last camp was. He found the tent and then called the police.’
Enquiries are currently ongoing to formally identify the body.
Chief inspector Alastair Garrow said: ‘The body was recovered in a remote location and had clearly been there for some considerable time. 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.’