Skip to comments.Missing British hiker shows up at news conference held to find him
Posted on 09/10/2020 9:31:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin
An 80-year-old hiker missing for three days may have been just as surprised to learn that people were looking for him as they were when he showed up at his own press conference Tuesday.
Harry Harvey, an experienced hiker, was walking in North Yorkshire, England when a really heavy hailstorm and howling gale of wind separated him from his group Sunday, according to the BBC
Harvey said he saw search teams Sunday afternoon, but had no idea they were looking for him, the BBC reports. Police even used a helicopter to comb the countryside for the missing retiree.
Aside from a bump to the head after slipping into a stream, Harvey is doing well.
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Would have been funny if he joined one of the search teams sent to find him.
Tough old bird. Today’s snowflakes would be dead as soon as their cell phone battery gave out.
At 80 he was biden’ his time.
I section hike the AT and know it can be a slow go as you age... 64 and alwaüys in pain but I feel better in the mountains come rain or snow.
Sounds like the 100 year old man that climbed out the window....
Now that was an effective news conference!
My husband and I were reading that book but we always fell asleep just a few pages into it.
Very quirky story.
The movie is very very good. Highly recommend. It’s subtitled, swedish film. It’s much like Forrest Gump.
Omg, I forgot about that one! Makes me dizzy just watching it.
Thanks for the tip!
Swedish with subtitles...reminds me of “The Seventh Seal.” The movie where the man plays chess with Death.
I had an younger employee that was an avid hiker. One day he came in and he had a new cell phone and was talking about how many songs he could have on his play list and he started talking about his next big hiking adventure and how he could listen to his music.
So I finally asked him how much time it would take him on his big walk and he said 8 hours in 8 hours back. Then I asked him what was the battery life on the phone just paying music and he looked at me dumbfounded. So I said hypothetically what if he needed his phone for an emergency but he drained his battery listening to music, what was his plan?
He finally got it and said “oh yeah”...
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