The family of Tomas Gafrik has been informed

The family of Tomas Gafrik has been informed

The body of a man has been found on the flanks of the UK’s highest mountain.

Police said, though the man has not been formally identified, the family of missing walker Tomas Gafrik has been informed.

The 40-year-old was reported missing after posting social media messages from his position near Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe on Ben Nevis. A major day-long search by almost 40 rescue team volunteers on Sunday failed to find the Slovakian man.

The body was discovered at the waterslide on the southern slopes of the mountain above Glen Nevis shortly after 3pm on Thursday.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team helped recover the body on Thursday evening. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was also involved in the operation.

A Lochaber MRT spokesperson said: “At this time all our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.”

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