The Rev Paton's body was found on An Teallach. Photo: Mike Brown/Dundonnell MRT

The Rev Paton's body was found on An Teallach. Photo: Mike Brown/Dundonnell MRT

Rescuers have found the body of a walker on An Teallach in Wester Ross.

The 60-year-old man was reported missing on Monday evening when he failed to return from a walk in the area.

Members of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team were joined by the Stornoway Coastguard helicopter in the search for the man.

Members of Torridon and Kintail MRTs and the RAF Mountain Rescue Service from Lossiemouth were also involved in the search, which was supported by dog handlers from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association.

Police said his body was discovered on the mountain about 8.45am on Tuesday. His next-of-kin have been informed, they added.

Sergeant Alasdair Goskirk said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s friends and family at this very sad time.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in due course.

“I would take the opportunity to thank the crew of the HM Coastguard helicopter and the volunteers at Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team for their assistance with this incident.”

A Dundonnell MRT spokesperson said: “He has since been identified by Police Scotland as Rev Johnny Paton from the island of Mull.

“Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team would like to extend sincere condolences to Rev Paton’s family and friends.”

West Yorkshire man Martin Rhodes remains missing in another part of Wester Ross.

Search teams have failed to find the 46-year-old walker who failed to return to his accommodation in Kinlochewe after heading out on Wednesday.

Torridon and Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Teams have searched Slioch, A’ Mhaighdean and Mulloch Coire Mhic Fhearchair but have not been able to locate Mr Rhodes, who is described as an experienced hillwalker.

Police and rescue teams have appealed to anyone walking in the area who may have information to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Mr Rhodes is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, of slim build with short brown hair.

Martin Rhodes has gone missing in the Kinlochewe area

Martin Rhodes has gone missing in the Kinlochewe area

West Yorkshire man Martin Rhodes remains missing in another part of Wester Ross.

Search teams have failed to find the 46-year-old walker who failed to return to his accommodation in Kinlochewe after heading out on Wednesday.

Torridon and Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Teams have searched Slioch, A’ Mhaighdean and Mulloch Coire Mhic Fhearchair but have not been able to locate Mr Rhodes, who is described as an experienced hillwalker.

Police and rescue teams have appealed to anyone walking in the area who may have information to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Mr Rhodes is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, of slim build with short brown hair.

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