Missing Covington man found safe

Johnnie Smith was found Monday morning.
Johnnie Smith was found Monday morning. (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

COVINGTON (WSLS 10) - A Covington man who was reported missing Sunday afternoon has been found safe.

Johnnie B. Smith, 66, was found Monday morning after the search restarted at daylight. Local authorities interviewed him and said it appears Smith is in good health and spirits.

A friend of Smith's reported him missing Sunday afternoon after he had gone lizard hunting near Dunbrack Road along Route 220 North.

The Alleghany County Sheriff's Office wishes to thank the member's of Falling Springs Fire and Rescue, Virginia State Police, Bath County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department and the Virginia Department of Emergency Services.