• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Body found in Highlands believed to be missing hillwalker

A body has been found in the search for a hillwalker who has been missing for three weeks.

Michael O'Grady, 64, from Irvinestown in Northern Ireland, was reported overdue on January 6 after going walking in the area of Ben Alder and Loch Ossian in the Highlands.

He was last seen on December 22 having left the Loch Ossian youth hostel to walk to Culra Bothy.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team found the body of a man in the Corrour area to the west of Ben Alder on Saturday, Police Scotland said.

A spokesman said: "Police believe this to be the body of missing climber Michael O'Grady from Northern Ireland, who was reported overdue on January 6."

There appear to be no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for the procurator fiscal.

In a previous appeal to the public police described Mr O'Grady as an experienced hillwalker.

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

205203