Search continues for Pegram man missing since flood - WKRN News 2

Search continues for Pegram man missing since flood

Posted: Updated: May 13, 2010 05:00 PM CDT
Danny Tomlinson, 39 Danny Tomlinson, 39

PEGRAM, Tenn. – The search continues for a Pegram man swept away by floodwaters more than a week ago.

Danny Tomlinson, 39, was last seen in his car May 1 on Newsom Station Road near Buffalo Road off Highway 70 in the Bellevue area.

His car was recovered on the flooded road May 4, but friends and family continue their efforts to search for Tomlinson in western Davidson County.
As the search nears two weeks, authorities say they've never had a search go on for this long or use this many resources.

The Metro Fire Department, Emergency Management, the Sheriff's Department and 34 Metro police recruits are volunteering their time.

A rescue team from U.A.W. joined in after the long search for another missing man, 18-year-old Daniel Brown, ended. His body was found Wednesday.

Capt. Will Dobson, with the Metro Fire Department, said, "We were able to take the resources in the Mill Creek search and move them to the Harpeth. That doubles our search team."

Wednesday, dozens of people, including Tomlinson's fellow church members and pastor of Highland Park Church gathered to search a specific area of the Harpeth River in Pegram, where his blue jeans were found.

Tomlinson's friends also keep showing up to help.

Dobson said, "We're going to continue this operation as long as it is practical. At some point it becomes impractical."

They have been searching the river, the banks of the river, area fields and even the trees.

A team of dogs was also brought in to aid in the search.

Tomlinson's family is trying to stay strong and asks for more help as volunteers search daily.

Volunteers are meeting at 8 a.m. each day at the Woof Waggin Board and Buscuit at 568 U.S. Highway 70 in Pegram.

They are encouraged to bring anything that could help in the search, including ATVs, boats and hiking boots.

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