Crews search James River for missing Lynchburg man

Nathan Faidley was last seen March 1

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer

BIG ISLAND, Va. - A swift-water rescue team has been searching the James River for a missing 28-year-old Lynchburg man, to no avail.

Nathan Faidley's family reported him as missing on Sunday, March 3. He was last seen on Friday, March 1. 

Crews were in Big Island, Bedford County on Thursday searching parts of the James River and riverbanks. They were looking for either Faidley or his cellphone, since that is where his phone was last active.  

They went over close to 9 miles of shoreline and river, even using drones, but they have not found Faidley.

Luke Bryan, with the Lynchburg Police Department, said the department's investigation led police to search the area for a second time.

Faidley does not have a car and police are not sure how Faidley may have arrived in Big Island. They ask anyone who saw him walking, or gave him a ride, to call Detective Tucker at 434-455-6116. 

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