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Searches in Lochaber for Kyle Knox from London

Kyle Knox Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Kyle Knox failed to return to his accommodation in Fort William

A hillwalker who was planning to ascend Ben Nevis has been reported missing.

Kyle Knox, 23, from London, failed to return to his accommodation in Fort William on Tuesday.

He was seen at about 10:00 on Monday in the Glen Nevis area of Lochaber, but police have received a report of a possible sighting of him on Ben Nevis.

Police said he is 5ft 10in tall, slim build with dark hair. He was wearing dark waterproof trousers, walking boots and a jacket with red flashes on it.

The search has featured the last involvement of a Sea King helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth in a search and rescue.

The RAF was due to hand over its search and rescue role to a civilian contractor at 09:00 on Wednesday, but was still on the scene.

The crew involved has since been stood down with duties handed over to a Coastguard co-ordinated Bristow helicopter crew based at Inverness Airport.

Lochaber, Glencoe and RAF mountain rescue teams have also been looking for Mr Knox.

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