A Royal Navy Sea King joined the search for Mr Porteous. Photo: Stuart Hill/MoD/Crown Copyright

A Royal Navy Sea King joined the search for Mr Porteous. Photo: Stuart Hill/MoD/Crown Copyright

The family of a man whose body was found after a major search around Glen Nevis have thanked the volunteer rescuers who looked for him when he went missing.

Police Scotland today confirmed the body found near the Steall Waterfall on Monday was Alistair Porteous of Edinburgh.

Members of the Lochaber and Glencoe Mountain Rescue Teams were joined over three days by volunteers from Penrith MRT and Search and Rescue Dogs Association members.

Mountain rescue teams from RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Leeming also took part, along with Sea King helicopter crews from HMS Gannet in Ayrshire.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, Mr Porteous’s family said: “Our family are relieved that the search is over and that Alistair has been found.

“We are grateful to the amazing team of volunteers co-ordinated by Fort William and Lochaber Mountain Rescue.”

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