SMYTH COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – Southwest Virginia law enforcement agencies are currently searching for a Wytheville, Va. man who was reported missing after he didn’t show up to a planned meeting spot following a brief camping trip.
According to a Smyth County, Va. Sheriff’s Office news release, Jeffery Floyd Meadows, 50, was dropped off on Hale Lake Road in the camping section of the county on Sept. 30 by his wife.
The couple had reportedly planned for her to pick him up between 8-10 a.m. on Oct. 2 and when she returned at that time, he was not there.
His wife reported Meadows as missing to the U.S. Forest Service who tried to locate him, but was unsuccessful.
According to the release, the U.S. Forest Service then called the sheriff’s office on Oct. 3 to assist in the search, along with the Black Diamond Rescue, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia State Police and the Wythe County Sheriff’s office.
Public Information Officer and Search Team Leader Bruce Harper with the Southwest Virginia Mountain Rescue Group said the group’s crew from Blacksburg, Va. was also participating in the search for Meadows.
Meadows reportedly has some medical conditions, causing concern over his disappearance.
Anyone who knows Meadows’ location or anyone who may have seen him, is asked to call the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office at 276-783-7204.
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