Search continues for missing victim at Mt. Harmony Road bridge

Published 1:19 pm Friday, October 12, 2018

Virginia State Police reported that search efforts remain underway for the missing woman who was swept away after the vehicle she was riding in became stranded on a bridge along Route 654, Mt. Harmony Road.

Police reported that she was “riding in the vehicle with two family members when the rushing floodwaters from a creek overran the bridge Thursday shortly before 7:30 p.m.”

“When the woman, an adult male and a 17-year-old male got out of the vehicle, they had to cling to the bridge railing as the rising water rushed around them,” a release from VSP cited. “The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office was able to pull the 17-year-old male to safety. The two adults were swept away in the rushing floodwaters before the deputies could reach them. Overnight state police located the male subject deceased.”

As of 4:45 p.m. Friday, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is still reporting five deaths in Virginia as related to Tropical Storm Michael.