Missing walker Martin Rhodes

Missing walker Martin Rhodes

Police in the Highlands have released a new picture of missing walker Martin Rhodes, a week after his disappearance.

The experienced hillwalker has not been seen since he set out for a walk from Kinlochewe on 1 May.

Police Scotland said extensive searches for the 46-year-old West Yorkshire man were carried out by specialist police officers, mountain rescue volunteers from the Dundonnell, Torridon and RAF teams, the Search Rescue Dogs Association and the Coastguard helicopter with no trace of Mr Rhodes being found.

A police spokesperson said: “Searches have been postponed this week due to inclement weather and ground conditions. The possibility of future search activity remains under review.”

Inspector Kevin Macleod said: “Despite extensive police enquiries and search activity, Martin remains missing a week on from when was last seen.

“Martin’s exact route remains unclear but I would urge any walkers using the hills around Kinlochewe to be vigilant, particularly if you are planning on walking in the Slioch or Fisherfield areas.

“We would also continue to urge local residents to make sure they have checked sheds or anywhere a person may have sought shelter and report anything which may be of interest to us.”

Martin Rhodes is described as being 5ft 4in (1.63m) tall and of slight build with short brown hair.

It is not known what he was wearing but he is known to have been carrying a black rucksack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101, quoting incident 4582 of 1 May.

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