Missing Man down Laurel
nene

Clemmons, NC

#41 Jan 17, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
If you have a Rescue Squad, call the Director or even a member, and ask them if they can use your help. Tell them what you have told us.
Call your Sheriff and ask and tell him.
This is just so pitiful and i just don't understand why more wasn't done to find him before now. It's just heart-breaking!
Reading the earlier posts concerning this it will do nothing by calling the sheriff or others.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#42 Jan 17, 2013
nene wrote:
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Reading the earlier posts concerning this it will do nothing by calling the sheriff or others.
Well, your sheriff is elected and you need to hold him accountable in a case like this...and you need to let him know it, by calling him and asking him! If he gets enough calls of concern, he'll do more! Be nice and respectful, but be persistent!
Please help him

Abingdon, VA

#43 Jan 17, 2013
Anyone who has ever cared for an Alzheimers person knows how hard of a job it is. If his wife is his age then she surely had her hands full. I hope she does not blame herself for his missing if she was the one taking care of him. No one knows what it is like until they have done it 24/7. I pray for both of them. 4 1/2 days in the weather and hungry and with snow coming is not looking promising.
Marti

Fleetwood, NC

#44 Jan 17, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, your sheriff is elected and you need to hold him accountable in a case like this...and you need to let him know it, by calling him and asking him! If he gets enough calls of concern, he'll do more! Be nice and respectful, but be persistent!
I can't believe that the sheriff's dept. has dropped the ball on this. I've never heard of a search being called off so soon - makes no sense whatsoever. Prayers being said for the man and his family.
Stella

Johnson City, TN

#45 Jan 17, 2013
The Sheriff is a lot like the old police chief in Damascus, just hasn't been caught yet. The whole department looks out for their own and that is it.
tpxer

Bluff City, TN

#46 Jan 17, 2013
www.usscouts.org/safety/safe-cold.asp

If the link does not work, then search "cold weather camping and hypothermia"

And this poor man was not camping. He was out in a jacket and a cap. A younger, healthier person could have died in the 47 degree rain that first night.

Marti, we have to hope the man had his credit cards on him and is in the Caribbean!
Hopingforgoodnew s

Johnson City, TN

#47 Jan 17, 2013
I hope his wife doesn't blame herself. A person with Alzheimers is hard to handle. I don't know how bad he is but my uncle had it and he thought he was being held prisoner so he tried all the more to get away. His family put locks on the doors so he couldn't get out at night but that made him more determined to escape. It is pitiful to see someone in that condition. I just hope someone didn't pick him up with intentions to rob him.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#48 Jan 17, 2013
Please help him wrote:
Anyone who has ever cared for an Alzheimers person knows how hard of a job it is. If his wife is his age then she surely had her hands full. I hope she does not blame herself for his missing if she was the one taking care of him. No one knows what it is like until they have done it 24/7. I pray for both of them. 4 1/2 days in the weather and hungry and with snow coming is not looking promising.
My Mother died of complications of Alzheimers in April, 2011. It is, without a doubt, one of the most difficult Conditions, if not the most difficult Conditions for a Family Member to deal with...and the most Heart-Breaking. His wife has absolutely NO reason to blame herself and I hope she doesn't, but I'm sure she will, at least for awhile. I still second-guess decisions that were made and would it have made a difference. Even though, I know it wouldn't have. It affects the Patient's Brain and it works on the Loved One's Emotions, both severely, as it progresses. It robs both of everything that truly matters.
Hopingforgoodnew s

Johnson City, TN

#49 Jan 17, 2013
Wonder if some of us could search when this weather passes? If we got permission from land owners to look, what could the SHEriff do?

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#50 Jan 17, 2013
Hopingforgoodnews wrote:
I hope his wife doesn't blame herself. A person with Alzheimers is hard to handle. I don't know how bad he is but my uncle had it and he thought he was being held prisoner so he tried all the more to get away. His family put locks on the doors so he couldn't get out at night but that made him more determined to escape. It is pitiful to see someone in that condition. I just hope someone didn't pick him up with intentions to rob him.
Your last sentence is what I was wondering, also....and if that's why they can't find him and why Nobody saw him that evening that he went missing. Even if he got confused and lost, somebody should have seen him wandering around that evening. If he was in the early stages, or even the Moderate stage, he would not have been continuiously so confused that he wouldn't have been trying to find his way back home, at least part of the time.
I wonder if the Authorities think the same thing and that's why they called off the search. Otherwise, calling off the Search doesn't make any sense and I don't believe they would have done it, anywhere, until they found him...especially with the bad weather moving in. That would have put more of an urgency on finding him before it got here, unless they know something the Public doesn't know.
nene

Clemmons, NC

#51 Jan 17, 2013
Hopingforgoodnews wrote:
Wonder if some of us could search when this weather passes? If we got permission from land owners to look, what could the SHEriff do?
I think that would be a great thing. This man IS SOMEWHERE. Maybe someone within his family will get someone to head up a search and call out for volunteers. I am so sorry this man has had to suffer so in this weather. I am still praying for all of those related to this situation
tpxer

Bluff City, TN

#52 Jan 17, 2013
Good grief! Read! Look up hypothermia. or just shut up.
nene

Clemmons, NC

#53 Jan 17, 2013
tpxer wrote:
Good grief! Read! Look up hypothermia. or just shut up.
This man has to be found regardless of your personal opinion. It might be you next would you feel the same. I am educated I do read. Subthermal temperature of the body. Freedom of speech is appropriate here.
doe resident

Johnson City, TN

#54 Jan 17, 2013
Hopingforgoodnews wrote:
Wonder if some of us could search when this weather passes? If we got permission from land owners to look, what could the SHEriff do?
The man could not have survived this weather.I fear he may have falen from a cliff and that is why the helicopter did not spot him.They need searchers on foot.I would have started in Dollarsville and make my way toward his home.Also, Maybe a trucker picked him up and he told them he was from Colorado so they took him as far as they were going so he could get back to "home".
I hope this is not another incident like the case of Mr. South.

Since: Jan 13

Spruce Pine, NC

#55 Jan 18, 2013
Still no news? If anyone hears "anything" new please post. I did think of Mr. South also, STILL missing without a clue. Search efforts by volunteers are a wonderful thing if put into effect promptly. Where are the old fashioned trackers like blood hounds?
4ce4good

Calhoun, TN

#56 Jan 18, 2013
Surely there is something to report. Seems odd that the search was called off, even with the weather. That doesn't happen in other communities. It's easy to speculate what may have happened, but the police and rescue squads should at least put out some updates to let us know how this is progressing. Please pray for Harry. He is a dear man.
First

Leesburg, VA

#57 Jan 18, 2013
Did they use dogs?
WTH

Cheraw, SC

#58 Jan 18, 2013
Quit talking and go help look for the poor man people stop talking and get off your asses do something for each other with out asking for payment FFS that is what a true community does they help out one another in times of crisis or need.
WTH

Henderson, NC

#59 Jan 18, 2013
Please help him wrote:
Anyone who has ever cared for an Alzheimers person knows how hard of a job it is. If his wife is his age then she surely had her hands full. I hope she does not blame herself for his missing if she was the one taking care of him. No one knows what it is like until they have done it 24/7. I pray for both of them. 4 1/2 days in the weather and hungry and with snow coming is not looking promising.
Yes it is a very hard job you are very right.
WTH

Henderson, NC

#60 Jan 18, 2013
First wrote:
Did they use dogs?
No they more than likely didn't sorry pieces of shit.

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