Body found in Skye Cuillin identified

cuillinThe search resumed at first light this morning (Saturday 29 December) for a 60 year old hillwalker who has been missing on the Isle of Skye since Thursday when a member of the public reported seeing a man fall in the Cuillin. Since then the Police have been co-ordinating an extensive search operation with members of the Skye Mountain Rescue Team and Search and Rescue Dogs. The search had to be called off late on Friday afternoon due to worsening weather conditions. The missing man’s family is being kept informed of the details of the search.

UPDATE: Northern Constabulary have now confirmed that about 1100hrs on Saturday, 29th December 2012 a body was located and has now been recovered by Mountain Rescue Teams searching for a missing male walker in the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye. Police have now confirmed that the dead man was Graham Paterson, a popular mountain guide based in Carbost on the Isle of Skye.

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