Walker Eric Cyl went missing at the end of May

Walker Eric Cyl went missing at the end of May

A major search involving more than 60 rescuers at the weekend failed to find missing walker Eric Cyl.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was joined by volunteers from several other teams and the Inverness Coastguard helicopter in the hunt for Mr Cyl, who was reported missing on 30 May after he failed to return from a walk in the Steall area.

Lochaber and Glencoe MRTs searched the area along with colleagues from RAF Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Team and Search and Rescue Dogs Association members but without success. A Royal Navy Sea King from HMS Gannet in Ayrshire also took part in the operation at the end of last month.

Lochaber MRT appealed to walkers in Steall, Glen Nevis, Grey Corries, Aonach Beag or the Mamores to be on the lookout for the missing 62-year-old.

A wide-scale search took place on Sunday but Mr Cyl was not found. A Lochaber MRT spokesperson said: “Unfortunately despite the coordinated planning the search was unsuccessful in locating the missing person.

“More searches will be organised in the coming days. Thanks to everyone involved.”

Mr Cyl is described as white, 5ft 10in (178cm), with short- to medium-length grey hair, wearing a blue Páramo sweatshirt, grey hooded waterproof jacket, dark trousers, navy Salomon boots, with a daysack and two Gelert walking poles.

Anyone with information which may help the search is asked to contact Fort William Police Station on 101.

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