Glendessary, where the missing walker was last sighted. Photo: David Brown CC-BY-SA-2.0

Glendessary, where the missing walker was last sighted. Photo: David Brown CC-BY-SA-2.0

Police in the Highlands are appealing for sightings of a missing walker after a major search failed to find the man.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and a Sea King helicopter crew from RAF Lossiemouth have been looking for the 73-year-old from Worcester since he was reported missing on Sunday.

The hillwalker was last seen by fellow walkers in the Glendessary area, north-west of Fort William, on Friday evening.

Police said the helicopter had carried out more than four hours of flying, searching for the walker, but no trace of the man was found.

The operation was suspended at 7pm on Monday and will resume at 8am today, Tuesday. More mountain rescue team volunteers are expected to join the search.

A spokesperson for Northern Constabulary said: “At this time, police would ask that any person who may have sighted a male approximately 5ft 7ins tall, with short grey hair, silver glasses and wearing black walking trousers, blue fleece jacket and carrying a red and black rucksack to contact Fort William Police on 01397 702361.

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