POLICE in Scotland say the bodies of a hiker and his dog recovered by rescue teams after going missing while wild camping in Glencoe have have been identified.
Kyle Sambrook, aged 33, was last seen in the Lost Valley area of the Highlands after leaving his home in West Yorkshire with his beagle ‘Bane’ for a weekend of hillwalking on Sunday February 19.
Police Scotland today said they recovered the bodies yesterday, and have now formally identified them as Mr Sambrook and his pet.
“Around 2.15pm on Saturday, February 25 2023, the bodies of a man and a dog were recovered by Mountain Rescue Teams and HM Coastguard in the Glencoe Area,” a statement said.
“They have now been identified as Kyle Sambrook and his dog Bane, who were reported missing earlier this week.
“The family wish to thank all involved in the search and have requested their privacy be respected.”
The force added they believed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths.
Mr Sambrook arrived in Glencoe on the afternoon of Saturday February 18, and the alarm was raised when he had failed to return to Yorkshire as planned on Tuesday February 21, and his vehicle had remained in the nearby Three Sisters car park.
It is believed he had set out to scale the 3,353ft Buachaille Etive Mòr. Police say he was well equipped for both hiking and wild camping.
Members of Lochaber, Oban, Arran and RAF Leeming mountain rescue teams, as well as police, the Search and Rescue Dog Association and the Inverness coastguard helicopter were involved in the search.
How terribly sad for that man and his dog. There are some horribly sad incidents of late.
Very true. We seem to be reporting more of these awful incidents than usual. Each one just as heart-breaking as the next.