Rescue team finds hill walker’s body
THE BODY of a hill walker who failed to return from a trek in Lochaber has been found.
A search was launched by Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team (LMRT) for Ian Bell, 60, from Hertfordshire, after he went missing in Carn mor Dearg on Monday.
The search for Mr Bell was among a number of rescue operations launched this week.
On Sunday, the team had three rescues, including that of a mountain biker with head injuries on Aonach Mor and three 15-year- old girls on the Sgurr of Eigg, one of whom had a broken ankle.
In an unplanned rescue, the team also came across a female casualty at Torridon when they were diverted north on the way to Eigg. In what has reportedly been LMRT’s busiest year to date the team has rescued 96 people so far.
A spokesman for LMRT said: ‘We would like to thank all the employers of Fort William who allow team members to attend rescues as without their understanding we would not be able to function at the level we now find ourselves at. In particular, we thank all the team members who give up all their time freely, as where we are now is well beyond what would normally be expected of volunteers.’