North Yorkshire Police launched an urgent appeal on Friday (March 4) after the family of Hambleton man, Colin Leggat, who was last seen in Thornton-le-Street, near Thirsk, a couple of days ago. Pictures: NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE and CLEVELAND MOUNTAIN.
POLICE and other agencies are continuing their search for a missing 75-year-old man who was last seen at the end of last week.
North Yorkshire Police launched an urgent appeal on Friday (March 4) after the family of Hambleton man, Colin Leggat, who was last seen in Thornton-le-Street, near Thirsk, a couple of days ago.
Mr Leggat was last seen wearing a white checked shirt, green country-style trousers, and a thin brown jumper.
He has been reported missing and North Yorkshire Police is currently conducting extensive searches in the area, including via police helicopter. Officers are concerned about his welfare.
Alongside several police units looking for the 75-year-old, Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Friday (March 4) and Saturday (March 5) to assist with the search.
The mountain rescue team deployed three double-crewed vehicles – consisting of two Land Rovers plus their Incident Control Vehicle to an RV-point within the village.
Colin Leggat. Picture: NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE.
They spent most of Saturday searching various locations in the area, together with Police officers and the Police regional underwater search unit.
Support was also provided by search dogs and their handlers from the Cave Rescue Organisation, Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team and Teesdale and Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team.
Overall, Twenty-four Cleveland members were deployed on Friday night for six-hours and twenty-three on Saturday for a further eight-hours.
The search for Colin Leggat continues:
Pictures: CLEVELAND MOUNTAIN RESCUE.
A spokesperson for the rescue team said: “The Team would like to express their thanks to the villagers and local landowners for their support and advice during the day – especially to the very kind lady who dropped off a very welcome supply of snacks and biscuits.”
If you have any information about Colin Leggat’s whereabouts, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and select option 1, quoting reference 12220037935.
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