Search Continues For Missing Man

A weeklong search is continuing for a 56-year-old Fentress County man who has been missing since Saturday, October 14.

According to reports, Danny Ray Hall, 56, of Jamestown, was dropped off by a friend at the end of the Sam Beaty Road, off the Gouldstown Road, about 9:00 a.m., to go ginseng hunting, and was seen by a hunter in a tree stand on top of the bluff going west.

He was reported missing on Tuesday,  October 17, with  a command post being set up, “Incident Command Post” at 155 Sam Beaty Road, and  a search was initiated by the Fentress County EMA, assisted by several other agencies, including the Fentress Co. Sheriff’s Department, Rescue Squad, EMS, Fire Departments, and TEMA.

On Wednesday, ground search continued with teams of volunteers and local law officers and emergency service personnel, who were joined by the TEMA District Coordinator and the Cumberland Co. Rescue Squad.

On Thursday, the search expanded further, with the West Fentress Fire Department, the Putnam Co. Rescue Squad, the Morgan County Fire Departments and National Park Service joining in the search

On Friday, the ground search continued, with K-9 search teams from Williamson and Maury County joining in the search, along with the Crossville Police Department, who brought a drone with   a camera.

On Saturday and Sunday, the ground search expanded to include Tennessee Association of Rescue Squad teams and other teams from TARS Region II call-out counties, the Honey Creek and Mt. Helen Fire Departments, Rescue Squads from Cumberland Co., Bledsoe County, White County, Lafollette, the National Park Service, Big South Fork, the Allardt Fire Department, the TARS Region III Vice-President, Pickett Co. Fire Departments, and TN/SRT teams with K-9 dogs.

The search was postponed on Monday due to the weather, but was scheduled to resume in the Glenobey area.

When Mr. Hall was last seen, he was wearing blue jeans, a t-shirt, a brown and tan hat, camoflage boots and was carrying a camoflage backpack.

Mr. Hall was reportedly very familiar with the area.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.