A body has been found in a ravine in the hunt for a British backpacker who went missing while trekking in the Atlas mountains. Connor Jarvis, 19, was due to return home to Bath, Somerset, from a solo trip to Marrakech but was not on board his flight on May 28.

An unidentified body was discovered by a guide in the bottom of a ravine close to Mount Toubkal, the summit of the Atlas mountains.

A body has been found in a ravine in the hunt for a British backpacker who went missing while trekking in the Atlas mountains.

Connor Jarvis, 19, was due to return home to Bath, Somerset, from a solo trip to Marrakech but was not on board his flight on May 28.

An unidentified body was discovered by a guide in the bottom of a ravine close to Mount Toubkal, the summit of the Atlas mountains. They had earlier said that Mr Jarvis’s disappearance was out of character and officers were appealing for him to get in touch.

‘His disappearance is out of character and concern is growing for his whereabouts,’ a force spokesman said.

‘We now understand that while in Morocco, Connor met and spoke to a soldier who is from the Bath area.

He was heading for an eight-day trip to the Atlas Mountains.

‘We are keen to speak to this man who might have information to help our inquiries. We would like anyone who may know of the soldier to contact us.’

A spokesman for the Foreign Office added: ‘We are providing assistance to the family of a British man who was reported missing in Morroco.’

Mr Jarvis worried sister also took to Facebook earlier this week to appeal for information.

Dental nurse Casey Sian Jarvis wrote: ‘Feel absolutely lost! The feeling of helplessness is horrible!

‘Anyone who knows any soldiers from the bath area that has been training for the army in Marrakech please let me know! And ask them to get in touch!’