Missing cyclist off the A82

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby pwa » 30 Dec 2017, 12:48pm

mercalia wrote:clearly is dead? what ever reason? unless he has done a reginald perrin?


Bloke on a long bike ride missing for months, seems to me, has no other explanation that is remotely likely.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby 661-Pete » 30 Dec 2017, 2:15pm

This story is a grim reminder of just how lucky we were, some 10 years ago.

Our son was cycling that very same road, but in a northbound direction towards Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. He'd just passed Bridge of Orchy and somewhere near Loch Tulla he came off. He doesn't remember how. He was found unconscious by the roadside, his bike was trashed; and imagine our horror when we rang his mobile to be answered by a strange voice with a Scots accent, telling us he was an ambulance crew-member! Luckily it was only cuts and bruises, and after a couple of nights in hospital at Fort William, he was up and about again.

I fear that the fate of Mr Parsons is much less likely to have a happy outcome. :(
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby bikepacker » 25 Feb 2018, 7:49am

Was he ever found?
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby ferrit worrier » 26 Feb 2018, 4:41pm

bikepacker wrote:Was he ever found?

Sadly not that I'm aware of .
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby thirdcrank » 26 Feb 2018, 5:14pm

Although there's no recent update, it appears he's still recorded as missing by Police Scotland.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-hap ... ny-parsons

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Jun 2018, 1:53pm

ferrit worrier wrote:
bikepacker wrote:Was he ever found?

Sadly not that I'm aware of .

Anyone local heard or read anything?
I think quite a lot of adults go missing and are never found
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby 100%JR » 17 Jun 2018, 3:19pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:I think quite a lot of adults go missing and are never found

There was a body found recently in a well-used wood that had been there three years!Areas can be search and searched but things still missed.
Chances are the poor fella on the A82 is now part of the land.There is also the possibility that he is actually alive and has "disappeared" deliberately.Maybe we will never know.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby eileithyia » 17 Jun 2018, 8:28pm

Indeed a French woman disappeared from Wasdale YHA in the 80's (looking for her revealed another body in the water), but I was told by mountain rescue, her body was found close to a path and no one saw her for quite some time.
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby Cyril Haearn » 17 Jun 2018, 8:30pm

I understand the cops do not prioritise missing adults because most turn up again after a few days
For those who do not it is often too late, say if one has a heart attack or seizure while picnicking in the woods
Plenty of people drown and are never found I imagine
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby Paulatic » 29 Sep 2018, 5:44pm

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby Tinnishill » 29 Sep 2018, 6:58pm

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby eileithyia » 11 Dec 2020, 11:53am

Seeing something about Scotland in a post earlier this week got me thinking, I see Tony remains missing and his poor family are still living with the mystery.
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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby Ride-sleep-repeat » 13 Dec 2020, 1:40pm

eileithyia wrote:Seeing something about Scotland in a post earlier this week got me thinking, I see Tony remains missing and his poor family are still living with the mystery.

This is definitely one of those strange ones.Sadly his family may never know for sure.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby Ben@Forest » 21 Dec 2020, 5:48am

When on a walking holiday I was told a story by another walker; she had been on a (different) walking holiday somewhere fairly remote in South America. A woman went off to have a comfort break and simply didn't return; they looked for her, then the police and rescue services (who took some time to arrive) but nothing. And they were on some grassy plain, not mountain ledges where someone might fall off. It's one of those stories which makes your flesh creep, there seemed to be no reason for her disappearance, and even less for her not being found.

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Re: Missing cyclist off the A82

Postby jgurney » 2 Jan 2021, 3:02pm

The BBC report that two men have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Mr Parsons.

BBC News - Men arrested over cyclist Tony Parsons disappearance
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... l-55514866