A Scots couple are devastated after finding the body of their dog who was was swept over a waterfall in Fort William.
Ex gamekeeper Andrew Curran, 31, and partner Jordan Reynaud, 26, had been desperately searching for their beloved English Springer Spaniel, Angus, after the dog was washed away during a walk earlier this month.
Now their worst fears have been confirmed as the pet was discovered in a nearby river this afternoon.
It comes after mass searches were launched in the area with volunteer groups, tourists, and friends all frantically trying to trace Angus.
They had searched the area the pet was found but believe he may have been ‘stuck somewhere’ before being ‘forced free’ today.
The news last left both Andrew and Jordan ‘heartbroken’ but ‘overwhelmed’ by the support they have been shown.
Andrew said: “We are heartbroken.
“It is with the saddest and heaviest of hearts that I have to give the sad news that Angus has been found.
“He was spotted today at approximately 1400hrs by a kind man at a section of the river that had been checked many times before but with the current levels of water he may have been stuck somewhere and forced free today.”
The couple, from Stirling, had been visiting Jordan’s parents for his 26th birthday and decided to bring Angus with them for the trip.
One-year-old pup Angus had been on a walk with Jordan’s dad around the Lower Falls below Steall Waterfall.
The dog had been playing in the water when the current dragged it downstream and over the waterfall.
Andrew added: “I want to give the utmost thanks to every single kind hearted soul who has given their time, support, donations and help in the search for Angus.
“I would particularly like to mention Helen, Davie, Penny, Kenny, Colin, the Lochaber athletics club, Glen Nevis Estate staff, John Muir Rangers, Drone SAR for lost Dogs, the Scottish springer spaniels group, Nevis radio, cyclists, kayakers, dog walkers, tourists, family and friends.
“The donations have been phenomenal to which Jordan and I have decided that we will donate them to Drone SAR for lost Dogs and the Lochaber Mountain Rescue.
“We are overwhelmed by the support and love we have been shown.”