Police Appeal for Info re Lost Walker in Ben Alder Area


Police Appeal for Info re Lost Walker in Ben Alder Area

12/01/14 Body found in seach for missing hill walker walking in Ben Alder area

Concern Grows Over Missing Hill Walker


Body found in search for walker who'd not been seen for over 2 weeks after going walking near to Loch Rannoch & Ben Alder areas of the Highlands.

Search http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-25663314
Body found http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-25706840


Comment from MountainSafety

Thoughts are with the chap's family.

We don't know what happened to him, but the area in which he was found was very remote and certainly no mobile phone coverage. When in such remote areas it's sensible for walkers to carry a satellite messenger device, in tracking mode, especially when walking alone. These devices communicate your location with Earth orbiting satellites and make your position available via the web to those who you choose. In the situation of not returning or calling home by a given time, your emergency point of contact will be aware of your last tracked position. If you'd been injured and unable to walk for help or press the emergency button of the satellite messenger, the emergency services will be able to locate you quickly once reported missing.


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