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Police confirm discovery of man's body during hunt for missing hiker Ivan Meyer

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A body has been found in a desperate search for a missing hillwalker who failed to return home from an Easter Monday hike.Ivan Meyer, from Edinburgh, was reported missing by his worried family after he set off on a walking trip in Crianlarich on Monday, April 1.Mr Meyer, 45, left his home in Edinburgh and travelled by train to Crianlarich.He is believed to have arrived at the foot of the mountains from the A82, south of Crianlarich, to make an ascent on An Caisteal and Beinn a’ Chroin.When he did not return home, his family notified police and a search was launched in the area.Yesterday, Police Scotland confirmed: “At around 11.30am on Wednesday, April 3, the body of a man was found near Beinn a’ Chroin.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”Formal identification is yet to take place, but the force said Mr Meyer’s family had been made aware.Killin Mountain Rescue Team said: “Our thoughts are with the family at this time.” Click here for more news and sport from the Stirling area.

Speaking after Mr Meyer failed to return home, Inspector David Marr, from Stirling Police Station, said: “Ivan has not been in touch with friends or family for the past day and this is extremely out-of-character for him.“As time passes, concern for his welfare continues to grow.“We are carrying out extensive searches in the area, with the assistance of partner agencies, and are asking for anyone with information on Ivan’s whereabouts, or any possible sightings, to please come forward.”Police were assisted in their search for Mr Meyer by Killin Mountain Rescue Team, Tayside Mountain Rescue Team, Oban Mountain Rescue Team, Search and Rescue Dog Association and SARDA Southern Scotland.

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