Body found in search for missing 16-year-old boy on Isle of Skye

Body found in search for missing 16-year-old boy after desperate two-day Coastguard operation on Isle of Skye

  • William Clarke, 16, was reported missing from Ardvasar, Skye on Sunday night
  • His disappearance sparked a frantic search by police and Coastguard
  • Officers said that a body was tragically found on Monday afternoon 
  • Police said a body has been found in the search for a missing Scottish teenager who vanished over Easter.

    Portree High School pupil William Clarke, 16, was reported missing from Ardvasar, Skye on Sunday night.

    His disappearance sparked a massive search, with helicopters from the police and Coastguard and mountain rescue teams and lifeboat crews all drafted in to try to the teenager.

    Portree High School pupil William Clarke was reported missing on Sunday night

    Portree High School pupil William Clarke was reported missing on Sunday night

    The 16-year-old, from Ardvasar, Skye, vanished at the weekend - sparking a frantic search

    The 16-year-old, from Ardvasar, Skye, vanished at the weekend – sparking a frantic search

    This map shows the location of Ardvasar on the Isle of Skye

    This map shows the location of Ardvasar on the Isle of Skye

    Officers announced this morning that a body was found yesterday afternoon. 

    A formal identification is yet to take place, but William’s family have been informed, Police Scotland said.

    A force spokesman added that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the tragedy. 

    Inspector Isla Campbell said: ‘Our condolences are with William’s family and friends. His family have requested that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

    ‘I would like to thank all agencies and members of the public who assisted in the search for William.’    

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