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Helicopter, dogs sent to help search for missing SW Virginia hunter, who was safe at home

Wes Bunch • Apr 17, 2013 at 7:33 AM

DUFFIELD, Va. — A search crew organized to locate a hunter reported missing Monday afternoon in Scott County turned out not to be needed after the man was found to be safe at home.

According to local authorities, Scott County Central Dispatch received a report of a missing hunter on Cliff Mountain near Duffield around 2:30 p.m. from a member of the man’s hunting party and began mobilizing a search and rescue crew.

The search effort was called off around 5:10 p.m., authorities said.

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