PCSO locates missing man near Kennedy’s Peak

The Page County Sheriff’s Office announced that Emeka Kolo was located at 9:16 am on Friday morning.

He was originally reported missing Thursday afternoon but had not been seen since Wednesday.

Law enforcement utilized a variety of methods to locate the 50 year old man originally from England including K9 teams, aircraft, boats, and drones in the Page Valley area.

Cell phone data was used to find a rough location off a trail near Kennedy’s Peak.

A K9 search team located Kolo several hundred feet over the side of the mountain.

He was extracted by search and rescue teams before being taken to Page Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.

Kolo was described as disoriented and left the scene in a stretcher.

Sheriff Chad Cubbage thanked the additional responders needed to help locate the man including Page County Fire and EMS, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Shenandoah Mountain Search and Rescue Team, Shenandoah River Outfitters, Virginia Conservation Police, Page County ECC, and the Luray Fire Department. 

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Community and Safety Fair in Winchester

Bright Futures of Winchester and Frederick County are hosting a Community and Safety Fair today from 11:00 am to 3 pm at James Wood Middle School.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Winchester Fire and Rescue will bring some of their specialty vehicles and law enforcement apparatus for children to learn about and explore.

They will also have live demonstrations with their K9 team and drones.

There will also be music, food, a dunk tank and a kids zone.

An acknowledgment and moment of silence for the attacks on September 11th will take place at noon.

Please bring canned goods or nonperishable food to support the Bright Futures food drive.

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Community Safety Fair

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Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Bright Futures Frederick-Winchester are coming together for a community safety fair.

The event is held at James Wood Middle School today from 11 am to 3 pm.

This is a great chance to interact with first responders, law enforcement, and military members, check out some of their equipment, and learn some important safety tips.

The Frederick County Sheriff departments K9 team, Winchester Fire and Rescue Drones and Shenandoah Electric will have demonstrations.

Winchester Medical Center will provide hands-on CPR lessons.

There will also be food and craft vendors, music, a Kids Zone, and a dunk tank featuring some community leaders. 

Make sure to bring a nonperishable good for the food drive which will benefit Bright Futures.

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REC implements new technology to boost reliability

Jake Michael and Matt Fauyer of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) Front Royal office have been working a new ways to keep power coming to your home.

The pair have been working on and perfecting the use of unmanned aerial devices.

The use of the drones prevents outages before the occur.

Drones have improved inspection of lines and equipment as well as inspecting trees that could cause potential outages.

Implementing the new technology increases speed, safety and reliability to better serve member owners.

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