Search Continues for Missing Man in Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park Rangers continue to search for Christopher David Beach, a 40 year old Fredericksburg area man who has been missing since October 28, 2007. Operations have centered on the Route 211 corridor in the park. However, it is possible that he may have exited the park.
The search began after 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 28, when the park received a report from Beach’s fiancé saying that he was despondent and had walked off into the woods near Panorama.
Christopher Beach is described as a Caucasian male, with short sandy-brown hair, 5’ 11”tall and weighs approximately 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a yellow T-shirt.
Over 35 employees and volunteers, including ground searchers and dog teams are currently involved in the search. National Park Service personnel are being assisted by Dogs East Search and Rescue, Blue and Grey Search and Rescue Dogs, Virginia Search and Rescue Dogs Association (VSRDA), and Page County Sheriff’s Department.Anyone with any information about Christopher Beach is asked to call 1-800-732-0911.
Did You Know?
Although it is native to the Blue Ridge Mountains, much of the beautiful mountain laurel you see blooming along Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive in June was planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. More...