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Body of missing man found in Bedford County

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 6:52 PM EDT
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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The National Park Service confirms a body found near Rutrough Point on the Roanoke River Wednesday has been identified as 26-year-old Brent Gibson of Bedford County.

The search for Gibson began March 3, near the Roanoke River Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Virginia State Police, Roanoke County Police, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia Conservation Police, Roanoke County Swift Water Rescue Team, Scruggs Dive Team, Blue Ridge Bloodhounds, American Electric Power dam operations and volunteers assisted in the search and recovery effort.

The cause of death has not been determined.

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