Body found in hunt for missing Team GB fell runner

Police Scotland has found the body of a man today near to Meall Garbh in the Glenlyon area.

Missing Chris Smith
Missing Chris Smith

The force confirmed formal identification was yet to take place but that the family of missing 43-year-old Chris Smith had been informed.

The discovery was made around 11:50am.

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Mr Smith, who in 2016 helped Team GB win bronze in the European Mountain Running Championships in Italy, was last seen at about 3pm on Tuesday during a trek in the Glenlyon area.

The 43-year-old was following a planned route encompassing four Munros – Meall nan Aighean, Carn Mairg, Meall Garbh and Carn Gorm.

His sister in-law, Elaine Smith spoke to The Scotsman on Wednesday, describing the situation as ‘horrendous’.

She said: “None of that takes away that it's a really upsetting situation, this is something that happens to other people, isn't it? It doesn't happen to you."

Enquiries remain ongoing and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.

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