Mr Ireland went running in the area around Loch Brandy. Photo: Kevin Bruce CC-BY-SA-2.0

Mr Ireland went running in the area around Loch Brandy. Photo: Kevin Bruce CC-BY-SA-2.0

A body has been found by rescuers searching for a man missing in the Angus Glens.

A major search involving three mountain rescue teams and 240 Royal Marines was mounted after serving Commando Luke Ireland went missing yesterday.

The 20-year-old failed to return to a run in the hills around Loch Brandy in Glen Clova. The man, a member of 45 Commando, had set off about 12.30pm.

Braemar, Tayside and Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Teams were joined in the search in appalling weather by fellow Royal Marines and a Police Scotland helicopter last night.

Police Scotland search and rescue dogs also took part in the operation which continued throughout yesterday, overnight and into today.

A police spokesperson said a body was found in Glen Clova shortly after 1pm today.

The spokesperson said: “Formal identification of the body is yet to take place however Mr Ireland’s family have been made aware of the developments.”

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