Search for missing walker resumes after brother's body recovered

Rescuers have resumed their search for a missing walker after recovering his brother's body on Saturday.

A search was launched for Alan Gibson, 56, and Neil Gibson, 63, after they failed to return from a walk in Strathcarron, Wester Ross on Thursday.

Alan's body was found by mountain rescue teams searching in the area of Achnashellach on Saturday.

The body of Alan Gibson, 56, was recovered on Saturday (Police Scotland/PA)
The body of Alan Gibson, 56, was recovered on Saturday (Police Scotland/PA)

Torridon and Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Teams, a Coastguard rescue helicopter and the Search and Rescue Dog Association were involved in searching the area on Saturday.

Rescuers returned to the area on Sunday as they continued their search for Neil.

The brothers were reported missing on Thursday evening when they failed to return from the walk, having set out at 7.45am that morning.

Neil Gibson, 63, has been missing since Thursday (Police Scotland/PA)
Neil Gibson, 63, has been missing since Thursday (Police Scotland/PA)

It is understood the pair, who had a black Pointer dog called Archie with them, had been planning to walk in the Achnashellach area.

Anyone with information is asked to call police quoting reference 4089 of February 8.

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