Walker David McCartney has been reported missing

Walker David McCartney has been reported missing

Police in the Yorkshire Dales have issued an urgent appeal to find a walker who has been reported missing.

Mountain rescuers have joined the operation to find David McCartney, who is believed to have headed out to walk in Wharfedale.

The 74-year-old was last seen at his home in Keighley, West Yorkshire, on Monday.

North Yorkshire Police said: “David told his family he was heading on a walking expedition and would be approximately four to five hours. He travelled to the Craven area in a black Volvo 62-plate V60.

“We are currently carrying out enquiries to locate him but are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“To assist with the search, we have called in the Upper Wharfdale Fell Rescue Association and the RAF who are assisting with a helicopter.

“David is described as wearing a blue cagoule, red trousers, an orange and brown striped scarf and he was carrying a red and black rucksack.

“Anyone who has seen David or his vehicle or has information that could assist us is asked to call 101. If you have an immediate sighting please dial 999.”

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