Crews find missing man after car found in Blue Ridge Parkway

Ray Osha
Ray Osha(Transylvania County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 9:25 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 at 8:21 AM EST
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TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) -The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office announced that crews found Osha Ray Berry during a search involving multiple agencies on Thursday

Deputies said Berry was found in a remote area near the Frying Pan Fire Tower.

According to deputies, Berry was taken out of the woods and is being treated for exposure-related injuries. They added that Berry is currently in stable condition and will receive further treatment at the hospital.

Officials said they initially responded to a report of damaged gates near the US Route 276 entrance to the Parkway on Wednesday and found an unoccupied car in a nearby overlook. The vehicle, registered to 39-year-old Berry of Pooler, Georgia, had damage consistent with attempting to drive through a closed gate.

NPS rangers requested assistance from neighboring Transylvania County, who responded to the scene with a search and rescue team and K-9s to begin the search.

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