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26th Feb 2023

Body of man and dog found in search for missing hillwalker

Steve Hopkins

Formal identification is yet to take place but Kyle’s family has been informed

Mountain rescue teams have recovered the body of a man and dog, five days after a man went missing after leaving his Yorkshire home to go wild camping in Glencoe.

Kyle Sambrook was seen with his beagle, called Bane, in the Lost Valley area of Glencoe at about noon on Sunday, February 19. He left his home in West Yorkshire, the previous day, and arrived in Glencoe at about 3.30pm the same day.

Concern for the 33-year-old’s welfare was raised when he failed to return home on February 21 as planned.

On Saturday, Police Scotland confirmed that two unidentified bodies were found following search efforts by the Coastguard and mountain rescue teams. The Mail said the bodies were that of a man and a dog.

The force said in a statement: “Formal identification has yet to take place, however the family of missing man Kyle Sambrook have been informed.”

Police Scotland added: “They wish to thank all involved in the search and have requested their privacy be respected. ‘Our thoughts are with Kyle’s family as we support them at this difficult time.”

A fundraiser has now been started so that Kyle can be cremated along with Bane, with their ashes spread in Scotland.

A post on the Gofundme page reads: “Kyle has always wanted to be cremated and have his ashes spread in his favourite place, Scotland. We would like to also do the same with Bane, so Kyle can remain with his best friend, son, his everything. Anything you can donate, no matter how big or small, will help his family hugely. Thank you in advance.”

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