Missing person in Lochaber – can you help?

If you have been out and about in Lochaber have you seen this man?

If  you were out and about on the hills keep your eyes open and if you have seen Mr Clift please contact the Police –  please leave your plans with someone if going out alone on the mountains.

From Lochaber MRT –  Police in Lochaber are re-appealing for information on the whereabouts of Charlie Clift, aged 56, who is missing from South Wales and believed to be in the Fort William area.
Lochaber Inspector Andrew Bilton said:
“Officers are making enquiries with local businesses and hotels as it is believed Mr Clift made purchases from a number of outdoor shops in the town centre after checking out of a hotel on Tuesday 30th January. Enquiries have established that Mr Clift bought outdoor clothing and gear including a grey beanie hat, fleece, socks, a map and a rucksack; similar to the items in the images attached.” See Lochaber Facebook page



Charlie Clift 

“Police are appealing to residents and visitors in the local area to remain vigilant and report any potential sightings of Mr Clift. In particular we are hoping to communicate our appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and walkers who may be in vicinity of Ben Nevis/Fort William and other local hiking routes; please bear Mr Clift’s description in mind when out and about and make contact via 101 with any information.”
“Given the lack of contact from Mr Clift and the decline in weather conditions, his family, friends and officers are understandably increasingly concerned for Mr Clift’s welfare and we would therefore urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to contact Police on 101. Sharing our appeal on social media is also incredibly helpful and we thank everyone for their assistance so far.”


(Mr Clift is described as 5’10” in height, medium build, bald and occasionally wears glasses. When last seen in Fort William town centre on Tuesday 30th January 2017, he was wearing a blue outdoor jacket and is in possession of a green fleece and black rucksack with red and grey coloured patches)


About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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