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UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Rockbridge Co., VA - Public Safety Director Robert Foresman says Tony Burke has been found safe and reunited with his family.

Foresman says Burke was located at 12:30 a.m. below the Boston Knob Overlook, which was near the command post. Burke was in a drainage ditch area of the mountain. Because of thick terrain, it took until 1:45 a.m. to get him out of the woods, Foresman said.


Other than being worn out, Foresman said Burke was not injured.

Burke told police he was walking when he ran into a tree limb that knocked him down. When he got back up, Burke said he was disoriented and started walking the wrong way.




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Rockbridge Co., VA – Search crews are looking for a missing man on the Blue Ridge Parkway, according to Rockbridge County Public Safety Director Robert Foresman.

Tony Burke, 52, went missing around 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Boston Knob Overlook, Foresman said.

Burke has a traumatic brain injury and there is worry about his condition because his mental capacity is diminished, Foresman explained.

Burke was with his family as they were headed back to their car, but when the family got to their vehicle, he was gone, Foresman said.

Foresman said search crews, including 12 air scent dogs are being assembled.

The crews will search around the Irish Creek and Nettle Creek areas. The terrain in the area is very steep, Foresman said.

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