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Nelson: VA State Police Use Helicopter To Assist Sheriff In Locating Missing Person

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Blue Ridge Lifeā„¢2013 : Photo Courtesy of Jenn Rodgers Callahan : Around noon Friday – February 1, 2013 a Virginia State Police chopper flys over Shipman in the Stagebridge Road area.

Shipman
Nelson County, VA

Many people living near the Stagebridge Road area of East Nelson near Shipman reported seeing a Virginia State Police helicopter flying overhead around noon Friday. “We asked VSP to assit us in locating a person that was suicidal, that had been missing,” said Nelson County, VA Sheriff David Brooks.

Sheriff Brooks told BRLM that the person was found alive and transported to an area hospital.

Editor’s Note: Generally we do not report on suicidal events, but since we received so many calls about seeing the VSP helicopter, we made this brief post.