Highlands & Islands

Skye search for injured walker in the Cuillins called off overnight

Rescue teams have called off their search for a 60-year-old walker believed to be injured in the Cuillins in Skye.

They intend to resume at first light on Saturday.

The alarm was raised on Thursday afternoon when a member of the public reported seeing a man fall at about 14:30.

Police, RAF and mountain rescue teams have been involved in the search operation.

A spokeswoman for the Northern Constabulary said: "The search has been called off for this evening and will resume at first light. There has been no trace of the man as yet."

The news came as harsh weather conditions were forecast for the west coast of the country, including strong winds of between 70mph and 80mph.

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