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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