Walker who died in Scottish mountain fall identified as Norfolk man

PUBLISHED: 20:29 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:50 28 February 2018

The summit of Sgurr Thuilm. Photo: Wikimedia/Nigel Brown

The summit of Sgurr Thuilm. Photo: Wikimedia/Nigel Brown

Wikimedia/Nigel Brown

A Norfolk man has died whilst walking in the Scottish Highlands, it has been revealed.

The body of Christopher Fryer, 38 and from Martham, was found on the Sgurr Thuilm mountain in the Glenfinnan area on Saturday, February 24 after falling around 11am.

A spokesman from Police Scotland said: “Mr Fryer died following a fall in the Sgurr Thuilm area.”

Mr Fryer lived in Martham.

The spokesman added: “A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course, as is standard in these circumstances.”

Mr Fryer was found by mountain rescue teams after the alarm was raised by a companion, his family said. The rescue team searched for three other missing men in the Scottish hills, one of which has now been found.

Mr Fryer worked at Aker Solutions in Great Yarmouth’s Southgate Road. They would not comment on his death.

The mountain rescue team that retrieved Mr Fryer have also passed on their condolences to his family and friends.

The Lochaber Mountain and Rescue Team were called in to retrieve his body.

A statement from the team said: “We had fatality on Sgurr Thuilm in the Glenfinnan area when a hill walker slipped while descending and suffered fatal injuries in the fall.

The team were assisted in retrieving the casualty. Our thoughts are with Chris’s family.”

The recovery came as the mountain and rescue team carried out a series of rescues and searches over the last several days, including recovering the body of a dead climber and rescuing three hill walkers.

A statement from the team added: “Thanks to all the teams and crews who have assisted us over last week which has been challenging.

“We would wish to offer the friends and families of all the people who have lost their lives in our mountains. Our thoughts are with you.”

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