An 80-year-old Scottish man fell over 3,000 feet to his death on a remote island in the Scottish highlands
Rescue Teams from the Coastguard alongside Skye Mountain Rescue rushed to Coire a’ Bhasteir in the Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye, an island in Scotland, at around 3.05pm Wednesday, July 26, following reports of a fallen climber.
Police have not released the name of the 80-year-old man who died nor how he fell from the mountain.
In a statement, Skye Mountain Rescue said that 20 rescue personnel and passing climbers assisted authorities in evacuating the body with the help of a rescue helicopter R948 from the mountain.
Police Scotland said in a statement that there were no suspicious circumstances of his death.
“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal,” the agency said in a statement.
The news comes just months after a 46-year-old died from falling from the nearby Forcan Ridge on The Saddle, a munro near Skye, in September.
According to Scotland news site, the Daily Record, Lachlan Macdonald lost his footing while on top of a ridge and fell backwards off the cliff to his death.
His mother wrote in a GoFundMe, that Macdonald was an avid hiker who was doing what he loved best.
“He was doing what he loved best-climbing the mountains,” Margaret Macdonald wrote. “We just can’t believe what has happened to our gorgeous boy.”