Hillwalker, 33, plunged nearly 100ft to his death because he was carrying his dog Bane with one hand through ‘appalling’ weather in the Highlands, rescuers fear
A hillwalker fell nearly 100ft to his death because he was carrying his dog Bane with one hand, rescuers believe.
The bodies of Kyle Sambrook, 33, and his beagle were found in Glencoe following a three-day search.
Mr Sambrook, of West Yorkshire, was discovered in a gully around 2,625ft up on the 3,632ft Stob Coire nam Beith, after travelling to the Highlands with his dog.
Mr Sambrook’s family were informed of the discovery and met rescuers yesterday to thank them, according to Daily Record.
Brian Bathurst, the deputy team leader of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team and one of four members to find the bodies on Saturday, said: ‘He had fallen about 30 metres into this gully on the west side of the hill and we think the most likely scenario is that he was holding his dog with one hand.
The bodies of Kyle Sambrook, 33, and his beagle Bane were found in Glen Coe following a three-day search. It is believed Mr Sambrook fell to his death because he was probably carrying his dog with one hand
Mr Sambrook’s family were told of the discovery and met rescuers yesterday to thank them
‘It was appalling weather, with strong winds at the time of his fall, and he may have been trying to get off the hill and lost his way a bit.’
Mr Bathurst added: ‘He also had a heavy rucksack and where he has fallen is very steep ground. It looks like carrying the dog, together with all the other factors, may have been a major cause of the accident.’
It took rescuers six hours to carry the bodies of Mr Sambrook and Bane off the mountain via a stretcher.
The hillwalker, a landscape gardener, had driven to the area intending to camp and climb the 3,351 feet Buachaille Etive Mòr with his dog.
More than 40 rescuers were required to search the area on Friday.
The bodies of the hillwalker and his beagle were found in Glencoe (pictured). [File image]
The search then resumed on Saturday, assisted by rescuers from Tweed Valley, Oban and Lochaber mountain rescue teams.
Mr Bathurst praised the ‘huge effort’ of all teams involved.
‘We could not have done more, but obviously hoped for a better outcome,’ he said.
It comes as another walker, Harvey Christian from Peterborough, has been missing on Ben Nevis – the UK’s highest mountain – since January 27.
His car was found parked by a lay-by in the mountain, and it is feared his body may be buried under snow.