Rescuers have been searching the remote mountains of the Fisherfield Forest. Photo: Andy Beaton/Dundonnell MRT

Rescuers have been searching the remote mountains of the Fisherfield Forest. Photo: Andy Beaton/Dundonnell MRT

Further searches by rescue teams in the Highlands have failed to find missing walker Martin Rhodes.

Members of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Teams concentrated their operation on Sunday on mountains in the Fisherfield Forest to the North of Kinlochewe in Wester Ross.

They were joined by Torridon team members of and animals and handlers from Search and Rescue Dogs Association Scotland and the Inverness Coastguard helicopter, supporting 44 mountain rescue team members in the hunt for the walker from West Yorkshire.

The 46-year-old experienced hillwalker has not been seen since setting out for a walk from his accommodation in Kinlochewe on 1 May.

Andy Beaton of Dundonnell MRT said: “Fisherfield Forest contains some of the most inaccessible mountains in the UK.

Missing walker Martin Rhodes

Missing walker Martin Rhodes

“Dundonnell MRT members were deployed to search terrain on Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Sgurr Dubh and Beinn Bheag.

“To date, Mr Rhodes has not been traced.”

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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