Thursday, April 22, 2021

Missing Man Found Safe Off Beamer Circle

Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports:

At approximately 2:15 p.m. today, Mr. David Lawrence Jenkins, age 87, was reported missing from his residence off Beamer Circle. Elements of Gordon County Fire/Rescue and Advent Health EMS responded to the scene along with deputy sheriffs. A ‘lookout’ for Mr. Jenkins was broadcast and his description furnished to local media outlets. Deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel immediately initiated a ground search of the area. A few minutes later, a local farmer reported seeing a man fitting Mr. Jenkins’ description in a large crop field. Deputies concentrated their search in that particular area, and deployed a GCSO K9 which quickly tracked the missing man. Mr. Jenkins was safely located about 3:30 p.m. and after being checked by emergency medical personnel, he was returned to his home. Sheriff Ralston commended all of the EMS personnel, Fire/ Rescue personnel, and deputies who quickly resolved this situation, and especially complimented the alert citizen who reported seeing the missing man to deputies.