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Man's remains found in the Cairngorms

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Missing walker Grant Cunliffe
Missing walker Grant Cunliffe

The remains of a man have been found in the Cairngorms.

The emergency services were informed that the body had been discovered in the Braeriach area.

They were alerted yesterday at around 3.30pm.

Police were assisted by the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and RAF Search and Rescue helicopter.

A Northern Constabulary spokesman said: "Enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the identity of the male.

"Further details will not be released until next of kin have been informed."

It is understood that the body was exposed because of the receding snow.

Mr Grant Cunlifee has been missing, presumed dead, since he vanished after going for a walk in the Cairngorms in January.

Mr Cunliffe, an outdoor instructor from Long Preston in Yorkshire, had been in the mountains notching up the hours towards qualifying as a winter mountain guide.

In his last text to his wife, Linda, he told her there was "a lot of snow, but not to worry".

The alarm was raised on January 21 by the police, who inspected his car and found a note saying he would be back on January 20.

A large-scale search of the Lairig Ghru pass by 180 volunteers, an RAF helicopter and search and rescue dogs, was conducted in the days after he went missing.

There have also been subsequent searches but he has never been found.

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