Body found in search for hiker last seen in mountain-top selfie

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A body has been found in the search for a 24-year-old woman, who shared photos to social media on top of a summit before she went missing.

Sarah Buick, from Dundee in eastern Scotland, shared pictures from Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland on Tuesday.

"Good morning from Ben Nevis," she wrote on Facebook, along with the selfie.

On Wednesday, Police Scotland and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team had commenced a search for Ms Buick.

Sarah Buick last shared a photo on top of Scotland's highest mountain. Source: Facebook/Sarah Buick
Sarah Buick last shared a photo on top of Scotland's highest mountain. Source: Facebook/Sarah Buick

"As time goes on we are becoming increasingly concerned for Sarah," Inspector Nick Hough said on Wednesday, according to the BBC.

"She is an experienced walker and often makes trips alone, but it is very unlike her to be out of contact with friends and family for this length of time."

On Thursday, local time, a woman's body was found in the search for Ms Buick.

The body has not yet been formally identified, however, the family of Ms Buick has been notified, The Courier reported.

Despite the identity of the deceased not yet confirmed, people have been posting tributes on Ms Buick's last post on Instagram.

"Terribly sad, not what any of us wanted to hear," one person wrote on Facebook. 

"Thoughts with you since that day and hoping for you to be still safe."

A body was found in the search for 24-year-old Sarah Buick. Source: GoFundMe
A body was found in the search for 24-year-old Sarah Buick. Source: GoFundMe

A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for Ms Buick's family.

"The hill climbing community and beyond are heartbroken by the recent events at Ben Nevis and the body of this young girl being found," the GoFundMe says. 

"I hope that any money raised helps Sarah's family at this most horrific time x may she rest in peace."

In less than a day, £190 ($A347.73) has been raised.

You can donate to the GoFundMe here.

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