Search resumes for missing 80-year-old hiker Harry Harvey

Photo: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

The search has resumed this morning for missing hiker Harry Harvey.

The 80-year-old was reported missing from Swaledale on Sunday.

A major search is underway involving search and rescue teams from around the region, as well as police and local farmers and gamekeepers.

The police helicopter is being used along with specialist search dogs and handlers.

More than 60 people are involved in the search operation.

A spokesperson for Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team said: “The team will be out again today searching for missing person Harry Harvey in Tan Hill area.

“Thanks again to the other Mountain Rescue Teams and Mountain Rescue Search Dogs assisting us.

“Huge thanks also to local people supporting us with food, shelter and off-road transport, Ghyllfoot Tearoom Gunnerside, Tan Hill Inn, Kings Head, Gunnerside and Gunnerside Estate Gamekeepers.”

The team say that to search the vast area effectively using search dogs they need as few scents in the area as possible, hence why they have not asked for public assistance with the searches.

All teams standing down for the night, hopefully conditions will improve overnight. The search resumes in the morning. …

Posted by Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team on Monday, 7 September 2020

Anyone who thinks they might have seen Harry or who has any information is asked to contact police. Dial 101, press 1 and pass information onto the force control room.