BREAKING: Body found in search for missing hillwalker this afternoon
A body been recovered in the search for a missing hillwalker in the Maamturk mountains close to Leenane, Co. Galway.
Members of Galway and Mayo Mountain Rescue teams in conjunction with gardaí are currently working to recover the body from the mountain.
A body has been located in the search for missing hillwalker on Maamturk mountains. No further info until next of kin have been notified
— Galway MRT (@GalwayMRT) March 18, 2017
Galway Mountain Rescue Team was called to an area near Leenane to search for a male hillwalker missing since 4.30 yesterday afternoon, reports The Connacht Tribune.
The Dublin man in his 50s had been walking alone on the northern end of the Maamturk Mountains.
The experienced hillwalker reportedly last made contact with a family member at approximately 4.30 yesterday afternoon from a location known locally as the ‘Col of Despondency.’
The rescue teams say that no further details are being released until next-of-kin have been informed.
More to follow……