FOUND: Missing senior out of Floyd County

Published: Sep. 20, 2020 at 6:59 PM EDT
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FLOYD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office says missing man Turner Quesenberry has been found and is being taken to a hospital for examination.

It’s a search that started in Floyd and ended in Carroll County. Deputies from both agencies are proud of their relationship and the ones they have with others across our region. They say that teamwork helped them pull off this successful rescue on Monday.

“We all try to pitch in and help one another because without each other’s help we can’t get much accomplished,” said Sheriff Brian Craig of Carroll County.

Craig said their goal is to get help quickly and safely.

“When we made our quick perimeter around the area and we weren’t able to locate him we’re like okay, we need more folks to start coming,” Craig said.

Turner Quesenberry, 70, was eventually found just over the county border near Piney Fork Road and Goad Drive. Departments across Southwest Virginia set the Dugspur Community Center as their command post to pull it off.

“That’s what we sign up for, that’s why we take the oath is to see those things come to a great ending that you get those loved ones back with their families, that’s why we’re all in this and that’s what we’re doing it for,” Kemp said.

The police said they were able to find Quesenberry because of Project Lifesaver, a tracking device he was wearing. Ultimately, a search dog was the one to find him. He went to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating Turner Quesenberry, 70, who “has a history of medical concerns and struggles communicating verbally.”

The white man was last reported seen around 2 p.m. Sunday wearing black jeans, a blue/grey pullover and possibly a ball cap. He left the Indian Valley Post Office Road area in Floyd County on foot near the Carroll County border.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office asks you contact them with any helpful tips at 540-745-9334.

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