Posted: Mon 12th Dec 2022

Pensioner reported missing while walking in Moel Famau found safe and well during early hours

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Dec 12th, 2022

A Wirral pensioner who was reported missing while walking in Moel Famau has been found safe and well.

Jack Irvine was reported to have last been seen at his home address in Thingwall at 9am on Sunday.

The 81 year old was thought to be heading to Moel Famau.

The North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) team, based in Mold were scrambled to assist North Wales Police late on Sunday evening as temperatures plunged to below freezing.

In an update today, North Wales Police said: “We are pleased to report that 81-year-old Jack Irvine from Wirral, who was reported missing after going walking in Moel Famau on Sunday (December 11th), was found safe and well in the early hours of this morning.”

A NEWSAR spokesperson said: “Late on Sunday evening North Wales Police requested assistance from The Team regarding an overdue walker in the area around Moel Famau.”

“Our volunteers deployed with three vehicles to the last known location for the man, in the village of Cilcain.”

“Shortly after we arrived the good news was received that a local person was with the missing walker and he was brought down by Police Officers to our search control vehicle.”

“He was medically assessed by one of our Casualty Care qualified members before being discharged back to the care of North Wales Police.”

“The Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Wales) – SARDA Wales – was also contacted.”

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