BUENA VISTA, VA Scores of searchers from throughout the region are combing through the mountains in Amherst County
, looking for a legally blind missing hiker from Ann Arbor
Ken Knight, 41, was last seen Sunday between 9 and 10 a.m. at the Punch Bowl shelter near the Blue Ridge Parkway'
s mile marker 51.7. Knight was hiking a lengthy portion of the Appalachian Trail
with a group and was supposed to fly home to Michigan on Wednesday, but missed his flight. He is described as being 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds.
Family and friends became worried when Knight, a very experienced hiker, didnt come home. He last updated his Twitter
feed through his iPhone
on Sunday morning with a brief video.
Authorities began looking for him in the area near Punch Bowl Mountain on Thursday and the search Friday expanded dramatically. Still, with more than 110 people looking for him, the only clues found were some candy wrappers that may not have even belonged to Knight, said Randy Sutton, National Park Service
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