(Photo: Mark Eggeman, VDEM search and rescue coordinator, briefs hundreds of volunteers in the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville Sept. 20)
Approximately 1,250 people volunteered in a mass search in Charlottesville during this past weekend to find Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old UVA student last seen Sept. 13. VDEM organized these volunteers including local CERT chapters and public safety professionals trained in search-and-rescue to support the Charlottesville Police Department in the ongoing search. Hannah’s parents, Charlottesville Police, UVA and VDEM employees each expressed gratitude for the dedication and compassion shown by the volunteers in the search that is being followed by people around the nation and the world.
Report information to Charlottesville Police at 434-970-3280 or their tip line at 434-295-3851