Francis Johnson Wiki – Francis Johnson Biography
Francis Johnson was last seen on September 6 traveling to the Isle of Skye from his home in Dorset. A search operation has been launched and a body was found yesterday almost 450 meters above sea level on the southern bank of Sgurr nan Gobhar in the Cuillin Hills. It only took one hour to find the body, but another four to get it off the hill on a stretcher. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “The body of a man has been found on the Cuillin mountain range on the Isle of Skye during a search for a missing person. He has not yet been formally identified, but the family of Francis Johnson, of 74 years old, who had been reported missing in the area, has been informed.
About 30 mountain rescue team members were involved in recovering the body on Saturday on Skye. Neil Urquhart, leader of the Skye Mountain Rescue Team (MRT), said the discovery was made by a member of the team who noticed “something that didn’t look natural”. He was looking through binoculars and saw something that didn’t look natural. “It was only by using a large drone from Cairngorm MRT, and upon getting closer to the wreckage they could tell it was a body,” he said. ‘If our team member hadn’t seen it, it would have been very easy to miss. She relates incredibly well. We would also like to thank all the other teams who came to help. She is also still searching for Friday.’ Mr Johnson was an experienced hiker and camper. He left his home in Dorset on September 4 and traveled to the west coast of Scotland, booking several campsites.
Francis Johnson was 74 years old.
His camping gear and his car are still at the scene, after he was last seen in Glenbrittle. Saturday’s search involved Skye, Kintail and Cairngorm mountain rescue teams, the Search and Rescue Dog Association and a Stornoway coastguard search and rescue helicopter, which was diverted to transport a female hiker. to hospital after being injured in Wester Ross. She was with a walking group in the Torridon area and was airlifted by a coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Stornoway to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. Her condition is unknown. It comes as 10 Glencoe MRT members resumed the search for a 56-year-old man who went missing on September 9. Hopes of finding Charles Kelly alive have now disappeared after a major search last weekend by more than 50 rescue team members, search dogs and a coastguard rescue helicopter also failed. Investigators admit they are “bewildered” by Mr Kelly’s disappearance. His backpack was found but the water bottles were empty. Kelly left his home in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, to go hiking and contacted his family at around 8pm the next day. Last week, Glencoe MRT said they were narrowing the search for Kelly, after spending 10 days searching for him.