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Blue Ridge Parkway : Authorities Investigating Body Found Below Ravens Roost

[ 0 ] January 10, 2016 |
Photo By Bob Clouston : Rescue crews stage at Ravens Roost Overlook Sunday afternoon - January 10, 2016 where a body was discovered below.

Photo By Bob Clouston : Rescue crews stage at Ravens Roost Overlook Sunday afternoon – January 10, 2016 where a body was discovered below.

Ravens Roost Overlook
Blue Ridge Parkway
Augusta County, Virginia

BRL can confirm authorities are looking into the discovery of a body found about 75 feet below the overlook just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. “A gentleman was found at the bottom of an approximate 75 foot cliff. Members of the Wintergreen rope-rescue team, assisted by members of Augusta County Fire/Rescue removed the body and Wintergreen Rescue transported to Augusta Health,” Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets confirmed to BRL after we contacted him inquiring about the activity at the overlook.

Photo By Bob Clouston : Crews work Sunday afternoon - January 10, 2016 to recover a body found below Ravens Roost Overlook off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The area is technically in Augusta County, but crews from Nelson & Augusta frequently provide assistance there.

Photo By Bob Clouston : Crews work Sunday afternoon – January 10, 2016 to recover a body found below Ravens Roost Overlook off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The area is technically in Augusta County, but crews from Nelson & Augusta frequently provide assistance there.

At 1:38 PM Wintergreen Fire & Rescue was dispatched to assist the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office with a body recovery at Ravens Roost Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway according to Chief Sheets.

“Law enforcement on the scene included the US Park Service, Virginia State Police, and the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. The lead investigations agency is the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office. The deceased gentleman was from Nelson County,” Chief Sheets added, but said authorities had not released his name at this time.

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