Charlie Clift was reported missing in the Lochaber area

Charlie Clift was reported missing in the Lochaber area

Rescuers searching for a walker who went missing in the Highlands have found his body.

Members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team found the body of a man on the lower slopes of Meall nan Clèirach, south-west of Fort William.

Police Scotland said the man has been formally identified as Charlie Clift, of south Wales, who was the subject of an appeal to walkers when he disappeared after buying several items of outdoor gear in the town at the end of January.

The body of the 56-year-old was found about 11am on the slopes of the 535m (1,755ft) hill.

A police spokesperson said: “Mr Clift’s next of kin and family has been informed.

“There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal as is usual procedure.

“Thank you to everyone who shared our original posts and photos.”

A Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team spokesperson said: “We would like to pass on our condolences to his family.”

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