Search underway for missing person on Blue Ridge Parkway  

by Jan 26, 2023NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments

Brevard, N.C. – National Park Service Law Enforcement rangers are coordinating the efforts of a multi-agency search and investigation underway for a missing person near milepost 410 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

On Wednesday morning, Jan. 25, while responding to a report of damaged gates near the US Route 276 entrance to the Parkway, law enforcement rangers also discovered an unoccupied vehicle in a nearby overlook. The vehicle, registered to Osha Ray Berry, age 39, of Pooler, Ga., showed damage consistent with attempting to drive through a closed gate. A search quickly commenced for Berry.

National Park Service law enforcement rangers requested assistance from neighboring Transylvania County, who responded to the scene with a Search and Rescue team. Other cooperating organizations that are contributing to the search include: Haywood County, Brevard Rescue, NC Forest Service, and Connestee Fire Rescue, Inc.

Officials intend to expand the search area today and call-in additional personnel. Anyone with any information about Mr. Berry’s whereabouts is asked to call the NPS Investigative Services Tip Line at (888) 653-0009.

No further details are available at this time.

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