Eric Cly

Eric Cyl

A search for a walker missing in Lochaber was called off overnight and is expected to resume on Monday morning.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was joined by colleagues from the Glencoe team and search dogs in the hunt for 62-year-old Eric Cyl.

He is believed to set off for a trip in the Ring of Steall area on Saturday, but the search for the walker were unsuccessful.

The Inverness Coastguard helicopter joined the two teams and members of the Search and Rescue Dogs Association in the operation in the Mamores, which began on Sunday morning.

A Lochaber MRT spokesperson said: “Unfortunately there has been no success yet and we will resume searching tomorrow morning.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Mr Cyl was last seen wearing a light grey jacket and dark trousers. He was walking alone and aided by two walking poles.

“Anyone who sighted Mr Cyl on the hill or who has information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101.”

Mr Cyl set off from Upper Steall carpark about 10am on Saturday. He is described as white Scottish, 62 years old, 5ft 10ins (178cm), short-medium length grey hair, stocky build, wearing a blue sweatshirt, grey hooded waterproof jacket, dark trousers and navy boots. He is believed to have been carrying two walking poles and a daysack.

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