The body was found near Meall Garbh in Glen Lyon. Photo: Richard Law CC-BY-SA-2.0

The body was found near Meall Garbh in Glen Lyon. Photo: Richard Law CC-BY-SA-2.0

Rescuers searching for missing mountain runner Chris Smith have found a body.

Police Scotland said the discovery was made about 11.50am on Thursday, near Meall Garbh above Glen Lyon.

A police spokesperson said: “Formal identification has yet to take place however the family of missing 43-year-old Chris Smith has been informed.

“Enquiries remain ongoing and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in due course.”

Mr Smith was reported missing after setting out about 3pm from Inverar, intending to summit Meall na Aighean, Càrn Mairg, Meall Garbh and Càrn Gorm. He was reported missing at 7.30pm the same day.

Searches for the GB mountain running team member continued into the third day on Thursday, with mountain rescue teams being joined by a Coastguard helicopter.

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