Cheshire mum 'heartbroken' as two bodies found in search for young son and husband

The heartbroken wife and mother of two missing hill walkers has expressed her devastation after two bodies were discovered. Tom Parry, 49, and his son Richie, 12, had been expected to return to their home in Alsager on Wednesday after a trip to Glen Nevis and Glencoe.

Police have today confirmed the discovery of two bodies, although formal identification is yet to take place.

Police Scotland released a statement revealing that two bodies had been located and the family of Tom and Richie had been informed. The police added that an investigation is in progress, but at this point, there seem to be 'no apparent suspicious circumstances'.

Gemma Parry, speaking from the family home in Alsager, told the Daily Mail: "I've not heard anything more," and shared: "I'm doing the best I can. I'm heartbroken."

The force announced: "Two bodies found following search in Glencoe. They are yet to be formally identified. However, the family of father and son Tom Parry, 49, and Richie Parry, 12, from Cheshire, who had been reported missing in the area, have been made aware. Enquiries are ongoing but there are no apparent suspicious circumstances. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course."

Inspector Craig Johnstone extended his sympathies to those affected by the incident and expressed gratitude to the emergency services and the volunteers who participated in the search efforts. "Our thoughts are with all those involved. I would like to thank all emergency services and Mountain Rescue volunteers," he remarked.

Police Scotland previously confirmed the discovery of Mr Parry's car in the Three Sisters car park in Glencoe, which was their last known location on Tuesday when they set out hillwalking. Inspector Johnstone spoke out during the ongoing search operations: "Tom and Richie have not returned home as planned and extensive searches and enquiries are ongoing in the Glencoe area to locate them as soon as possible. I urge anyone who believes they may have seen or spoken to them to get in touch urgently."

In the issued appeal for the missing pair, details about their physical characteristics were described.

The local football club, AFC Alsager, where Richie recently joined the Under-13s team also expressed their deep concern on Facebook. The club posted: "We are deeply concerned by the news brought to us this morning that two Alsager locals, Tom and Richie Parry, are currently missing."

"Richie recently joined one our newly formed U13s teams. We're all praying that Tom and Richie are both found safe and return home. Our thoughts are with their family and friends. If anyone has managed to get in contact with either Tom or Richie, then please reach out to the police."

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