75-year-old man reported missing in Shenandoah National Park
Police, Virginia

75-year-old man reported missing in Shenandoah National Park

Crystal Graham
Missing Jerry Bailey
Jerry Bailey

A search is underway in Shenandoah National Park for a man reported missing to park rangers today.

Jerry Bailey, 75, was last seen Thursday. A backpack belonging to Bailey was found in the Pinefield Hut off Skyline Drive near mile 75.2.

Bailey is 5’11”, 180 pounds and has white hair and brown eyes.

Shenandoah National Park activated a full-scale search operation early today.

The search is led by Shenandoah National Park Search and Rescue personnel aided by Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Additional resources have been requested.

Anyone who may have seen Bailey is asked to call (540) 999-3422.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.