The body of missing hill runner and hiker Alexander Brett has been found after he was last seen running in the Torridon area of Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands last Sunday (20 September). A search involving a coastguard helicopter and mountain rescue teams was conducted for the 65-year-old, from the Dingwall area who had plans to run a route covering the Beinn Eighe, Beinn Dearg, Beinn Alligan and Liathach hills.
He had been wearing red running shorts, a black puffa jacket, a small black backpack, a red and black bandana and trainers when he was last seen, but was only reported missing on Thursday (24 September) after he failed to return home. The police confirmed that they had recovered a body early yesterday (26 September).
Police Scotland said in a statement: "During extensive searches carried out in the Torridon area, sadly a body was recovered in the area of Liathach this afternoon and has subsequently been formally identified as that of Mr Brett. There are no suspicious circumstances regarding his death.
"Police Scotlandwould like to thank the public for their assistance and calls with sightings of Mr Brett, which were very helpful."
A statement on the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Facebook page said: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Alex Brett. Our thoughts and love go out to his partner and wider family."