A 33-year-old man fell 100ft to his death because he was carrying his beagle with one hand, rescuers said.
After a three-day search, the lifeless bodies of Kyle Sambrook from West Yorkshire and his dog were found in Glencoe.
They were found in a gully at around 2,625ft up on the 3,632ft Stob Coire nam Beith.
According to the Daily Record, his heartbroken family were informed and they met the rescuers to thank them.
Brian Bathurst, the deputy team leader of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team, said: “He had fallen about 30 metres into this gully on the west side of the hill and we think the most likely scenario is that he was holding his dog with one hand.
“’It was appalling weather, with strong winds at the time of his fall, and he may have been trying to get off the hill and lost his way a bit.”
“He also had a heavy rucksack and where he has fallen is very steep ground. It looks like carrying the dog, together with all the other factors, may have been a major cause of the accident,” Bathurst added.
According to reports, it took rescuers six hours to take the body down via a stretcher.
Gloncoe Mountain Rescue Team wrote on Instagram: “Yesterday afternoon, volunteer rescuers searching for Kyle Sambrook found the bodies of a man and a dog in a deep gorge above the Fionn Ghleann.
“An attempt was made to recover them by helicopter but was unsuccessful due to the terrain, the helicopter was then re-tasked meaning they had to be lowered and carried off the hill by hand.”
Bathurst also praised the ‘huge effort’ of everyone involved. “We could not have done more, but obviously hoped for a better outcome,” he said.
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