Search continues for missing man in Bellevue - WKRN News 2

Search continues for missing man in Bellevue


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The family of the man last seen in western Davidson County is asking for more help in the search.

Danny Tomlinson, 39, of Pegram, was last seen in his car early Sunday morning on Newsom Station Road near Buffalo Road off Highway 70 in the Bellevue area.

His car was recovered on the flooded road Tuesday afternoon.

Tomlinson's sister, Brandee Weidenburner, told News 2 the family is trying to stay strong.

"We're doing okay or as good as can be expected," she said.  "We're trying to hold it together and be strong.  We are so thankful for all of these people but we need more help."

They hope help comes Saturday at 9 a.m.

They're asking for people to show up at the Woof and Waggin' pet store located at 568 U.S. Highway 70 in Pegram with ATVs, boats and hiking boots.

"We need people walking, ATVs, we need more eyes," Weidenburner said.  "We need to cover more area."

Metro firefighters, SWAT team members and emergency management officers searched the Harpeth River again on Friday morning using a sonar system.

"If we get an image that is valid, we have divers we'll send in to check out the image," Captain Will Dobson told News 2.

Divers will have difficulty checking out any sonar image due to the murky waters.

Visibility is near zero and they must search by feel.

So far, they've had no leads to send divers into the water to investigate.

"As strong as the current was on Saturday and Sunday, and you have a person that goes missing, you have a last location but that's about all you have.  Your work from there to downstream," said Captain Dobson.  "This is a needle in a haystack, the analogy I use is if you tossed a penny in the back yard and then went to look for it.  That's how hard this search is."

Tomlinson is just one of two persons missing in Davidson County.

Eighteen-year-old Daniel Alexander Brown was last seen Sunday evening while tubing in Mill Creek.

His friends reported that the swift current slammed Brown into a bridge pillar and then down stream.

Crews searched the Mills Creek area near Massman Drive for Brown on Friday, but did not locate him.

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