Search Stood Down for Missing Cairngorms Man

Police in Aviemore are appealing for information on the movements of an overdue walker missing in the Cairngorms since Thursday 19 January.

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Grant Cunliffe
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Grant Cunliffe, 49, from North Yorkshire, is believed to have walked into Corrour Bothy in the Larig Ghru on Wednesday 18 January, intending to go hillwalking on the Thursday and Friday before returning home. As yet Mr Cunliffe has not returned from his trip and was reported overdue on Saturday 21 January.

On Tuesday afternoon the search for him was stood down after a third day of searches failed to find any trace of the missing man. His family have been made aware there will be no further searches today.

Around 180 rescue personnel have been involved in the searches over the past three days. On Tuesday roughly 70 rescuers took part in a first light search for Mr Cunliffe, which included representatives from Northern Constabulary, Grampian Police, Cairngorm MRT, Braemar MRT, RAF MRTs, SARDA dogs and Rescue One Three Seven from Lossiemouth.

The areas the search teams were concentrating on yesterday were the hills around Corrour bothy - Angel's Peak, Devil's Point, Cairn Toul and surrounding corries.

Mr Cunliffe is described as 5'10", slim build, balding, wearing a blue waterproof jacket and black waterproof trousers, and carrying a large black rucksack.

Anyone who believes that they may have met him in the Cairngorms since Wednesday 18 January is asked to contact Aviemore Police on 01479 810222

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