Man Missing on Skye

A search is underway on Skye for a missing hillwalker.

Bla Bheinn from Garbh-Bheinn, 100 kb
Bla Bheinn from Garbh-Bheinn
© Flinticus, Feb 2013

Thirty-three year-old Oliver Smith from Fife was reported overdue on Sunday morning. It's thought he had been planning to climb Bla Bheinn (Blaven) and then descend the south ridge to follow the coastal path to Elgol.

The search involves mountain rescue teams, police and search and rescue dogs, and an RAF and a coastguard rescue helicopter.

Police Scotland (the country's new unified force) have appealed for information from anyone who may have seen Mr Smith.

He is 5ft 7in, slim build and with short brown hair and facial stubble. He wears glasses and was wearing khaki trousers, a black jacket and black hat and was carrying a small blue/grey rucksack.

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