A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man who was last seen June 6.
Quinton “Jimmy” Walls, 50, was reported missing Monday.
The truck he was driving was found the same evening, near the horse trailer parking lot in the management area off Dawson Forest Road.
Teams have been searching the area the last several days.
Tim Satterfield, deputy chief of Dawson County Emergency Services, said K9, ground and horse mounted search crews have covered a more than a 10-mile radius from where the truck was located.
“We also sent a couple of paramedics in a canoe down the (Etowah) river from the put-in on Hwy. 9 South Wednesday to check the riverbanks,” he said.
Speaking for the family, Christine Sellers said Walls was last heard from Saturday night when he called his daughter.
His mother, Gracie Lou Walls, filed the missing person’s report with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.
Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Tony Wooten confirmed his department is actively investigating the case.
He added: “There were no signs of foul play in or around the vehicle located in Dawson Forest.”
Jimmy Walls is 5’9” and weighs about 165 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.
His family said he was wearing blue jeans and a checkered shirt when they last saw him.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 706-344-3636.