‘Experienced hillwalker’ missing in the Scottish Highlands | UK News

Rescuers are searching for an experienced hillwalker who has been missing for two days after failing to return from the Highlands.

Martin Rhodes, from West Yorkshire, has not been seen since about 8.30am on Wednesday, and police said it is “out of character” for him to be out of contact for this length of time.

It is believed the 46-year-old planned to go walking in Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands and was reported missing when he failed to return to his accommodation.

Mr Watson did not return to his accommodation after setting off for a walk in Kinlochewe, the Highlands
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Mr Rhodes did not return to his accommodation after setting off for a walk in Kinlochewe, Highlands

A search operation was launched and anyone with information that could help the investigation is being urged to come forward.

Police have been searching the area, along with Torridon and Dundonnell mountain rescue teams, the Search and Rescue Dogs Association and the HM Coastguard helicopter.

Inspector Jamie Wilson described Mr Rhodes as an “experienced hillwalker”.

He said: “Our searches have been focused on the popular Slioch hillwalking route from Kinlochewe but I would ask anyone who believes they might have seen Martin, or has information on where he planned to walk, to let us know.

“With the conditions having turned colder, I would also ask anyone with a shed, outhouse or somewhere that a person could have sought shelter to check them thoroughly.”

:: Anyone with information which could help is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 4582 of 1 May.

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