Moment missing 80-year-old hiker feared dead turns up at press conference

This is the incredible moment a missing 80-year-old hiker feared dead was today reunited with his loved ones following a tireless three-day search.  

Harry Harvey was reported missing in the Gunnerside area of Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, at around 1.30pm on Sunday.

The pensioner, described as a 'competent hiker', was miraculously found alive by a wildlife photographer earlier this morning.

A police press conference was organised for today where his family, from Tynemouth, North Tyneside, planned to appeal with people walking in the Dales to keep their eyes peeled for the missing 80-year-old. 

But as the press conference was about to begin at the Tann Hill Inn, one of the most remote pubs in England, a Land Rover pulled into the car park.

To everyone's shock, missing Harry Harvey was helped out by members of a mountain rescue team and his tearful family ran over for an emotional reunion

To everyone's shock, missing Harry Harvey was helped out by members of a mountain rescue team and his tearful family ran over for an emotional reunion

Harry Harvey was reported missing in the Gunnerside area of Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, at around 1.30pm on Sunday. The pensioner, described as a 'competent hiker', was miraculously found alive by a wildlife photographer earlier this morning

Harry Harvey was reported missing in the Gunnerside area of Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, at around 1.30pm on Sunday. The pensioner, described as a 'competent hiker', was miraculously found alive by a wildlife photographer earlier this morning

To everyone's shock, Harry was helped out by members of a mountain rescue team and his tearful family ran over for an emotional reunion. 

Police said Harry had fallen outside the remote village of Keld and had lain on the moor since Sunday, surviving two nights in the open.

Just as the press conference was getting underway he was found by a local person walking near Keld, who raised the alarm. Knowing his family were nearby making their appeal, the rescuers wasted no time in speeding Harry to Tann Hill.

Mountain rescue teams, who based themselves at the Tan Hill Inn, worked through the night to find Mr Harvey. Local residents and workers were asked to check sheds and barns after Mr Harvey did not

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