UPDATE: Missing hunter found safe in Mercer County

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UPDATE: OCTOBER 18, 2021, 4:46 pm: OAKVALE, WV (WVNS)– The missing hunter in Mercer County was found.

According to Andy Lions with the Division of Natural Resources, the hunter was found safe with no injuries.


OAKVALE, WV (WVNS)– Emergency crews are searching for a missing hunter in Mercer County.

According to Mercer County emergency dispatchers, the call came in around 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 18. The hunter was last seen in the Pigeon Creek area.

Officers with the Division of Natural Resources said a man was supposed to meet his son but never showed up. The missing man has not been identified.

The West Virginia State Police, Oakvale Fire Department, Division of Natural Resources and East River Fire Department are on the scene.

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