Missing Wensleydale man found safe

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A missing Wensleydale man has been found safe.

The 56-year-old man from Aysgarth was found in the local area in Saturday morning.

A major search was launched after he was reported missing on Thursday.

A police helicopter, police drone and volunteers from Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team were called in to search a large area, including the hills around Semerwater and the Addlebrough area.

Police said the man like to go walking in the Dales.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Thank you to everyone who supported the appeal.”