Stirling Observer

Concerns grow over missing hillwalker

Patrick had reached top of three mountains


Police are desperatel­y searching for a missing walker last seen in the Tyndrum area.

Officers are appealing directly to hillwalker­s and climbers to get in touch if they have seen 33-year-old Patrick Alan Monroe who has not been seen since Thursday, April 6.

He set off from the Pine Trees Leisure Park Campsite at around 8am and has not been seen since.

Enquires so far have establishe­d that he reached the summit of Ben Oss at around 1.15pm that same day.

He then went on to the summit of Ben Lui, reaching it around 3pm, then along the ridge to Ben A’cleibh at around 4pm. However, officers have been unable to establish which route he took after that and police suspect he could have retraced his steps along the ridge back to Ben Lui or he could have taken a different route to the A85 and on towards Tyndrum.

Mountain rescue teams have been drafted in to assist with the search.

He is described as being 6-feet tall, of slim, athletic build, and speaks with an American accent. He has shoulder length ginger hair and a beard.

When last seen, he was wearing a blue t-shirt, a dark green jacket, a baseball cap and walking trousers and boots. He may have been carrying a rucksack.

Inspector David Ryan said: “Our efforts to trace Patrick are continuing and we know he reached three summits on the day he was last seen. He was dressed for the outdoors but we are becoming increasing­ly concerned and need to trace him to establish he is safe and well.

“We’re keen to speak to anyone who saw him after that, particular­ly other walkers.

“He may have spoken to someone and indicated what route he was planning to take back to Tyndrum.

“I’m also asking anyone out and about to keep an eye out and report any sighting to us.

“If you live in the area please also check out buildings in case he has sought shelter.”

Anyone who has seen Patrick or might know where he is are asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 2915 of Monday, April 10.

 ?? ?? Missing Patrick Alan Monroe was last seen on April 6
Missing Patrick Alan Monroe was last seen on April 6

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