'Growing concerns' for 80-year-old walker missing on Yorkshire Dales

Rescue teams are searching between Gunnerside Gill and Tan Hill in the Yorkshire Dales Credit: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team

A police helicopter and rescue teams continue to search for a missing walker in the area between Gunnerside Gill and Tan Hill in the Yorkshire Dales.

Harry Harvey, aged 80 from Tynemouth, was reported missing at 1.30pm on Sunday 6 September. He was on an organised walking trip with a group in the upper dales when he disappeared.

Officers remain in and around the area to respond to any new information received about Mr. Harvey’s whereabouts.

On Monday night (September 8) 60 trained search and rescue volunteers along with seven search and rescue dog handlers, worked with local officers to conduct extensive searches of the area where the 80-year-old was last seen.

Harry was reported missing at 1.30pm on Sunday 6 September Credit: North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police said he may have got lost en route.

Following an overnight search, police, search and rescue teams and the RAF search and rescue team are all conducting further land searches today.

RAF Leeming MRT joined the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team and police air support as part of an overnight search on Sunday 6 September.

Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team led an overnight search Credit: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team

Police say when Harry went missing he was wearing a dark coloured jacket and trousers, walking boots and carrying a large dark coloured rucksack containing all of his camping and hiking gear.

Local Policing Inspector Mark Gee, said:

He added:

Anyone who thinks they might have seen Harry or who has any information is asked to contact police immediately by calling 101.