Family of Kyle Sambrook launch fundraiser after missing hiker’s body is found

A huge search and rescue effort was launched to find the pair. It ended in tragedy.

The family of Kyle Sambrook have launched a fundraising appeal to help with funeral costs, after he was tragically found dead in the Scottish Highlands.

Kyle, from West Yorkshire, had been missing for several days after travelling up to the Glencoe area for a wild camping trip with his dog.

His loved ones said on the fundraising site that Scotland was his ‘favourite place’, and that his beagle Bane was his ‘best friend, son, his everything’.

A huge search and rescue effort was launched, but tragically, their bodies were recovered from a gorge on Saturday afternoon.

Kyle Sambrook has tragically been found dead in the Scottish Highlands. Credit: Police Scotland

The 33-year-old’s family thanked everyone involved in the search and requested privacy.

A GoFundMe has now been set up to help pay for the pair’s funeral and help his family.

The fundraiser says: “It breaks my heart to even be writing this. Kyle & Bane arrived in Glencoe 18/02/23 for a 3 day wild camping trip, they never returned home.

“They were found together in the mountains of Glencoe after a fatal accident on the mountains.

“Kyle has always wanted to be cremated and have his ashes spread in his favourite place, Scotland. We would like to also do the same with Bane, so Kyle can remain with his best friend, son, his everything.

“Anything you can donate, no matter how big or small, will help his family hugely. Thank you in advance.”

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A statement from Police Scotland said: “Around 2.15pm on Saturday, 25 February, 2023, the bodies of a man and a dog were recovered by Mountain Rescue Teams and HM Coastguard in the Glencoe Area.

“They have now been identified as Kyle Sambrook and his dog Bane, who were reported missing earlier this week.

“The family wish to thank all involved in the search and have requested their privacy be respected.

“There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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