Due to incoming weather, crews will temporarily suspend search for missing jogger in Patrick County

Southside Virginia News

(Image courtesy of the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office).

PATRICK COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they will be suspending the search for a jogger who went missing last Friday from the Primland Resort.

(Image courtesy of the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office).

On Wednesday, July 7, specialized ropes teams continued searching for 61-year-old Bruce Rubin, who went jogging at the resort.

Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith said in a social media post Wednesday that the search has been reduced from approximately 150 people down to 20. He emphasized that many areas have been covered multiple times since Rubin went missing.

“We are using specialized rope units to cover areas that can’t be covered on foot,” said Smith.

With rain forecast on Thursday, July 8, crews will temporarily suspend the search as wet conditions will make for dangerous conditions for search crews.

“We’re not giving up on Bruce, we owe it to his family to continue, and we will,” Smith said.

Once the weather conditions improve, specialized teams will continue the search.

If you have any information about Rubin, you are asked to contact the Investigator Oscar Tejeda or Lt. Steve Austin at (276) 694-3161.

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