Ben Starav walker still missing

A 70 year old walker overdue since Wednesday morning in returning from climbing Ban Starav in Glen Etive, was yesterday the subject of an urgent search. He remains missing today, 14th September and the the search is continuing.

Yesterday an SAR helicopter and three mountain rescue teams  – Glencoe, Oban and RAF Leuchars – were searching the remote area.

Northern Constabulary sand Strathclyde Police are together involved in organising today’s searches.

The missing walker is an elderly 5’8″ tall Scot, with short white hair, spectacles and a wiry build. He was walking alone, carrying a large green and maroon rucksack and an orange survival pack.

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2 Responses to Ben Starav walker still missing

  1. Hi Newsroom

    The missing chap you mention is relation of ours, 74 yo James (Jimmy) Bailly from Balerno. Sadly he was found dead on friday night. Jane and I want to thank everyone involved in the search. Jimmy loved the mountains and a Munro was just another day out for him

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    • This is even sadder news because it brings this event home sharply.
      All those who love the mountains as your relation, Jimmy Bailly, clearly did will probably think that this is not a bad way to go. And it isn’t.But it’s tough on those left to respond to it. Everyone will be thinking of you and your family.
      Lynda

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