The walker was found on the West Highland Way on the Balmaha side of Conic Hill

The walker was found on the West Highland Way on the Balmaha side of Conic Hill

A walker on the West Highland Way was rescued after he was reported missing.

The 70-year-old failed to turn up at his lodgings yesterday evening and police called out Lomond Mountain Rescue Team to mount a search for the man.

Rescuers were alerted about 7.30pm and began a hunt for the man who was tackling the section between Drymen and Balmaha. The team said there was concern for the walker as darkness approached.

A team spokesperson said: “Police investigations suggested that a man of similar description was seen about 3pm around the summit of Conic Hill.

“This was the initial focus of the search. Searchers were deployed up the main tracks and very soon the gentleman was found about half way down from the summit in the direction of Balmaha.”

He was examined by team medics and then walked down the hill to a waiting Lomond MRT Land Rover which took him to his B&B.

The rescue took a little less than two hours.

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