Alex Brett's body was found on Liathach

Alex Brett's body was found on Liathach

The body of a missing hillrunner has been found on a Highland mountain.

Rescuers found the Alex Brett’s body on Liathach on Saturday, almost a week since he was last seen.

The 65-year-old experienced hillrunner was also a member of the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team, one of the volunteer groups that was involved in the search for him.

A major search had been continuing for Mr Brett when he failed to return from a running trip in Torridon after setting off last Sunday.

Police Scotland said: “During extensive searches carried out in the Torridon area today, sadly a body was recovered in the area of Liathach and has subsequently been formally identified as that of Mr Brett.

“There are no suspicious circumstances regarding his death.

“Police Scotland would like to thank the public for their assistance and calls with sightings of Mr Brett, which were very helpful.

“We would also like to thank the many organisations who assisted specialist police resources with the search, which included the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team, Torridon Mountain Rescue Team, RAF Mountain Rescue Team, Kintail Mountain Rescue Team, Search and Rescue Dog Association Scotland and HM Coastguard helicopter rescue.

“A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal as is usual in all sudden deaths.”

A brief statement on the Dundonnell MRT Facebook page said: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Alex Brett. Our thoughts and love go out to his partner and wider family.”

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