Family pays tribute to Tom and Richie Parry who died hillwalking in the Scottish Highlands

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The father and son had been visiting Glen Nevis and Glencoe 

The family of Tom and Richie Parry, who died on a trip to the Scottish Highlands, have released tribute via the police. 

Tom Parry, 49, and Richie Parry, 12, had been visiting Glen Nevis and Glencoe on a hill walking trip. The father and son were due to return to their home in Cheshire on Wednesday, May 29.

Following extensive searches, police recovered two bodies from Stob Coire Nan Lochan, Glencoe at 7.25pm on Wednesday. They have now been identified as Tom Parry and Richie Parry. Police Scotland said their deaths are being treated as the result of a fall.

Father and son, Tom and Richie ParryFather and son, Tom and Richie Parry
Father and son, Tom and Richie Parry

Wife and mother, Gemma Parry, said: “Tom was a caring and loving father to his children and a loving husband to me, his wife Gemma. Richie was an energetic, loving boy who loved his quizzes, maths, and sports. He always cared for others as well no matter what.

“We would like to take this chance to thank the Scottish and Cheshire police as well as the mountain rescue service along with all the other emergency services involved in finding Richie and Tom”.

“We would also like to say to the press to give me and my family some privacy during this time of grieving. We would also like to thank to thank the community of Alsager and all of our family friends who have helped us and supported us throughout this time.

“Tom and Richie will be sadly missed and never forgotten.”

Police Scotland said there  are no suspicious circumstances and their deaths and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Katy Duncan said: “Our thoughts remain with the Parry family at what is a very difficult time for them.

“We would like to thank everyone who responded to our appeal, to all emergency services and Mountain Rescue volunteers.”

Edinburgh News