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Tag: Newfound Gap

May
26th

Searchers scale back hunt for missing man at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

From the National Park Service:

Rangers have scaled back their efforts to find 45-year-old Christopher Lee Cessna, who has been missing since April 27th. For over a week, rangers and search dog teams combed the forest near the Newfound Gap parking area where Cessna’s car was found, but found no sign of him. Searchers intensively covered an area of about two miles radiating out from the parking lot and from the hiking trails that pass through the area, and probed acres of steep, rocky terrain and dense brush. Up to 30 searchers, including as many as four search dog teams,

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May
19th

Smoky Mountain National Park rangers join search for missing man

From the National Park Service:

Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park have begun a search for a North Carolina man who was reported missing on April 27th. Searchers are also asking that anybody who may have seen Christopher Lee Cessna, 45, during the last three weeks, whether in the park or elsewhere, contact the park. Cessna was reported missing to the Cary Police Department on April 27th. They then issued a missing person report, but it wasn’t sent to the park because family members had no reason to suspect that he would go there.  The park learned that Cessna

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