After a seven-day search, the body of missing Kyle Sambrook was found in Glencoe, Scotland on Saturday February 25. Beside him lay the corpse of his dog, Bane. According to investigators, the man probably planned to climb to the top of Buachaille Etive Mor.
The exact circumstances of the 33-year-old’s death are still being investigated. “At around 14:15 (local time – ed.) on Saturday, February 25, members of the mountain rescue team and HM Coastguards agency found the bodies of a man and a dog in the Glencoe area. They were later identified as Kyle Sambrook and his dog Bane, whose She was reported missing earlier this week,” a Scottish police spokesman told the press conference.
Kyle Sambrook – circumstances of death
Kyle Sambrook was last seen on February 18, when he went on a three-day hiking trip in the Glencoe area. He planned to return from the trip on Tuesday, February 21. When he did not show up at home, his relatives reported the man missing. Their fears were further compounded by the fact that the man had not been in contact with family or friends since the start of the trek. Mountain rescue teams from four nearby towns, members of RAF Leeming, the National Search And Rescue Dog Association, as well as police officers and an Inverness Coast Guard helicopter joined in the search.
The details of Kyle Sambrook’s death are not yet known. However, as noted by the press representative of the Scottish Police, “nothing indicates (existence – ed.) any suspicious circumstances.” The deputy head of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team Brian Bathurst, who was present when the man’s body was found, also shared his hypothesis about the cause of the tragic event in the media. In his opinion, due to the “terrible” weather conditions and strong winds, the 33-year-old could “try to get off the trail and get a little bit (ed.) lost”.
As Bathurst explains, Sambrook may have died from a fall of about 30 meters “from a ravine on the west side of the hill.” “The most likely scenario is that he was holding the dog with one hand,” he added, citing a possible reason why his dog’s body was found next to the man’s body. Police in Scotland added that the man was dressed appropriately for the conditions on the trail and was equipped with the appropriate equipment.
On Monday, February 27, a fundraiser was set up on GoFundMe to pay for the cremation of Kyle and his dog. “Just writing this is heartbreaking. Kyle and Bane came to Glencoe on February 18 for a three-day trip and never returned home. They were found together in the Glencoe area after a fatal accident in the mountains,” the fundraiser reads. “Kyle always wanted to be cremated and scattered in his favorite place – v Scotland. We would like to do the same with Ban so that Kyle can stay with his best friend forever.”
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