On Air Now

On Air Next

Mountain rescuers search for missing 84-year-old man in Scottish beauty spot

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Police are growing “increasingly concerned” for an elderly man from Nottingham who has been missing in Argyll since Thursday.

John Smith, who goes by the name of Frank, was last seen at around 7.15am on 5 August leaving the Crianlarich Hotel, north of Loch Lomond.

The 84-year-old’s grey Mazda 6 estate has since been found in a parking area used by walkers by the 1126-metre tall Ben Cruachan mountain.

Police Scotland’s mountain rescue team has launched a search for Mr Smith and officers are urging walkers in the area to look out for him.

John Smith, from Nottingham, has been missing since Thursday. Pic: Police Scotland
Image: John Smith, from Nottingham, has been missing since Thursday. Pic: Police Scotland

He is described as being 5ft 10in and of slim build, with grey hair which is thinning on top.

Officers said he was last seen wearing a dark coloured jacket, grey trousers, white shirt and a distinctive white sun cap.

Inspector Emma Louise Scott, of Dumbarton police station, said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Frank and considerable effort is being put into locating him by police and partner agencies.

More on Scotland

“I would urge anyone who believes they have seen Frank or spoken to him at any time since Thursday morning to get in touch urgently.”

She continued: “I would also ask any other walkers in the area to be vigilant and if you believe you have any information which could help with the search then please come forward.

“Anyone who may have seen Frank, or who has any information on his whereabouts, is urged to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0922 of 7 August.”