UPDATE: Search for missing man swept down Roanoke River concludes for the day, crews to return Thursday

Roanoke Valley News

Crews searched for a person swept away in the Roanoke River on Dec. 5, 2020.

UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: Crews have ended Wednesday’s search for a missing man swept down the Roanoke River this past weekend.

According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, members of their Swift Water Team along with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management Search and Rescue Team searched for the missing man through the afternoon hours, but have still come up empty.

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, a drone and two dogs aided in the search both the shore and the water.

Crews will return to the area Thursday, Dec. 10, to resume the search.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The search has resumed for a person who was swept away this past weekend in the Roanoke River.

According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, crews are both searching from land and in the water.

The initial call came in Saturday, Dec. 5, just before 6 p.m. when officials say they received notification from a person who said a person fell into the water beside the Ramada Inn along Franklin Road in Roanoke.

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