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Nelson: Missing Hiker Located Near Montebello In Mountainous Area : 2:45 PM Update

[ 0 ] April 21, 2013 |

™2013 Blue Ridge Life: Photo By BRLM Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : Lawmen and area rescue crews assemble Sunday – April 21, 2013 at the Montebello Fire Department in SW Nelson County to assist in the search for a missing 63 year old man. He became separated from his church group late afternoon Saturday.

Near Montebello
Nelson County, VA

Updated 2:45PM – Sunday 4.21.13
The has ended this Sunday for a missing 63 year old man who got separated from his church group while hiking Saturday afternoon along the Spy Rock Trail in SW Nelson County on Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2013. “He was located just west of Spy Rock, he has some knee injuries we know, how bad we are still waiting to see,” said Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks. The hiker had been missing for almost 24 hours.

Wayne Holzbach and John March work in the command post at the Montebello Fire Department – Sunday afternoon – April 21, 2013

Search & Rescue personnel stage outside the Montebello Fire Department – Sunday : April 21, 2013


Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks talks to BRML Publisher Tommy Stafford Sunday morning about the (then) ongoing search. Push play above to listen now.

Via Google Maps : General Search area in SW Nelson County where the search continues for a missing 63 year old hiker who became separated from his church group late in the day Saturday – April 20, 2013 Click on map for larger view.

Brooks told BRML that approximately 12 active teams participated in the search, including tracking dogs, helicopters, horseback riders, ATV’s and hikers.

Our BRLM Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura is at the scene of the search and will be sending us photos and more information soon.

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