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Renewed plea to help find hill walker missing in Glencoe

By John Davidson

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Police have renewed an appeal for help finding a missing hill walker after a sighting of the man and his dog was reported to officers.

The 33-year-old went missing in the Glencoe area and an extensive search in under way to locate him.

Kyle Sambrook was spotted in the Lost Valley area on Sunday.
Kyle Sambrook was spotted in the Lost Valley area on Sunday.

Multiple mountain rescue teams, including those from Glencoe, Lochaber, Oban, Arran and Police Scotland, assisted by the RAF, Coastguard and the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) are involved in the search.

Kyle Sambrook travelled in his black Peugeot 208 from West Yorkshire on Saturday, February 18, arriving in Glencoe around 3.30pm that day, and has not been in touch since with his family or friends.

He had intended to walk and wild camp before returning to West Yorkshire on Tuesday, February 21, but failed to do so. His car was found in the Three Sister’s car park in Glencoe and concerns are growing for his welfare.

There has been a sighting of Kyle and his dog, a Beagle called Bane, in the Lost Valley area of Glencoe around noon on Sunday, February 19, and officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him since then.

Sergeant Shaun Knox said: “Kyle was suitably clothed for walking and we believe he had a tent and other equipment with him. He may have changed his original plan to climb Buchaille Etive Mor and it is important that we find him to make sure he is safe and well.

“We are asking anyone who was out and about on Sunday in the area, and in the days since, if they recall seeing Kyle and his dog – both are quite distinctive.

Kyle and his dog, Bane.
Kyle and his dog, Bane.

“We would like to thank everyone who has responded to our appeal as every piece of information, no matter how small, could be vital in helping us to find him. Please get in touch with any information that you might have.”

Kyle is described as white, 5ft 8in, of medium build, with ash blond hair short hair, ginger/blond stubble, blue eyes and a West Yorkshire accent.

He was believed to be wearing khaki and black Merrel hiking boots, khaki and black Revolution Wraith outdoor trousers, a dark and light blue hooded Peter Storm waterproof jacket and a grey North Face beanie hat. He was carrying a grey and yellow Merrel backpack.

Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 1644 of Wednesday, February 22.

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