Missing Torridon hillrunner – Police appeal to walkers

A large scale search is underway in the Torridon mountains for a missing hillrunner and Police are appealing to hillwalkers who may have information or who are planning to walk in Torridon this weekend to look out for the missing man.

Alexander Brett

Alexander Brett

Alexander Brett, aged 65, is understood to have been planning a run on Sunday 20 September taking in Beinn Eighe, Beinn Dearg, Beinn Alligan and Liathach. Mr Brett is believed to be wearing red running shorts, trainers, a black puffa jacket and a small black runners back pack. It is understood that Mr Brett’s car was found in the area and had been there for several days.

Police are co-ordinating the search with assistance from multi-agency partners, including Dundonell Mountain Rescue Team, Torridon Mountain Rescue Team, RAF Mountain Rescue Team, Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) Scotland and HM Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 948.
Alexander Brett2
If anyone has seen Alexander, or may have information regarding his whereabouts, they are urged to contact police on 101 with information. Police would also be keen to speak to anyone who has recently been walking in the Beinn Eighe, Beinn Dearg, Beinn Alligan and Liathach areas.

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