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Hunt continues for missing man as Ross rescue team scour remote peaks


By Hector MacKenzie


Mountain rescue team volunteers have been searching in remote areas of the Fisherfield forest. Picture: Andy Beaton.
Mountain rescue team volunteers have been searching in remote areas of the Fisherfield forest. Picture: Andy Beaton.

MOUNTAIN rescue team volunteers have been searching some of the most inaccessible peaks in the UK in the hunt for a walker missing since the beginning of this month.

Martin Rhodes: Missing since May 1.
Martin Rhodes: Missing since May 1.

Mountain rescue teams from Dundonnell and Torridon carried out further searches in the Fisherfield area of Wester Ross for Martin Rhodes (46), a hillwalker from West Yorkshire who was last seen in the Kinlcohewe area on Wednesday, May 1.

Dundonnell's Mountain Rescue Team have been searching for a man missing since May 1. Picture: Andy Beaton.
Dundonnell's Mountain Rescue Team have been searching for a man missing since May 1. Picture: Andy Beaton.

A total of 44 team members were involved and were supported by search and rescue dog specialists and an HM Coastguard helicopter from Inverness.

Fisherfield Forest contains some of the most inaccessible mountains in the UK.

Team members were deployed to search terrain on Mullach Coire, Mhic Fhearchair, Sgurr Dubh and Beinn Bheag.

Police have asked for people to keep an eye out for the missing man. They can be contacted on 101.



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