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27/08/2018 21:50 BST

Family's Tribute After 16-Year-Old Timothy Murray Dies While Out Walking

"He was a lovely son."

Police
Timothy Murray, 16, died on Sunday.

The family of a teenage boy who died while out walking in the Scottish Highlands have paid tribute to their “lovely son”.

Timothy Murray, 16, died after a fall on Stac Pollaidh north of Ullapool, police said.

Emergency services were called to the scene after he was reported late back from the walk shortly before 4.45pm on Sunday.

A coastguard helicopter located him a short time later and his body was recovered by Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team.

The teenager, from the West Yorkshire area, is believed to have been walking with family members.

In a statement released through police his family said: “It is a very sad loss and Timothy was a lovely son.

“We would ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

Sergeant Kay MacRae said: “Our thoughts are with Timothy’s family and friends at this tragic time.

“We would like to thank our partners in Dundonnell Mountain Rescue for their assistance with this challenging incident.

“A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal, as is standard procedure with sudden deaths.”