Police discover body of serving royal marine

Police Scotland can confirm that a body has been found as part of searches to trace 20-year-old Luke Ireland, a serving marine with 45 Commando, who was reported missing yesterday afternoon (November 13) from the Glen Doll area.

The body was discovered in the Glen Clova area shortly after 1pm today.

Formal identification of the body is yet to take place however Mr Ireland’s family have been made aware of the developments.

Around 240 Royal Marines, civilian search and rescue teams from Braemar and Tayside and Royal Air Force mountain rescue teams were assisting Police Scotland Search and Rescue and dog units to trace him.