Missing walker Stephen Mitchell

Missing walker Stephen Mitchell

Police have repeated their appeal for sightings of missing walker Stephen Mitchell as searches continue.

The 57-year-old set off on Friday from a point near the Strathcarron Hotel, intending to walk to Bendronaig Lodge, Lurg Mhòr and Bearneas.

He was reported missing when he failed to return from his trip.

Police Scotland said it is believed he was seen near Beinn Dronaig about 9am on Saturday.

Torridon Mountain Rescue Team was joined on Tuesday by members of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service from Lossiemouth and Leeming, along with a Coastguard search and rescue helicopter in attempts to find the walker.

Sergeant Bruce Crawford of Police Scotland said: “As time passes we are naturally increasingly concerned for Mr Mitchell’s wellbeing and I would ask anybody who thinks they have seen him or someone matching his description to contact us.

“We have heard from a number of other walkers who were in this area at the weekend and we’re grateful for all of the information we have received.

“Mr Mitchell intended to stay in bothies during his walk. We know from guest books from the bothies in the area that there were other walkers who stayed there over the weekend who we have yet to hear from.

“I would ask that these people get in touch. Any information or possible sightings, even if it was something you thought was inconsequential at the time, could help us in our search.”

Mr Mitchell is described as 6ft tall with grey hair and is likely to have greying stubble.

While walking he carries a black rucksack and uses either an orange or sulphur coloured sleeping bag.

Anyone with information regarding Mr Mitchell’s whereabouts is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference NP1324/18.

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