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Adel man missing in Haiti

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

ADEL, GA (WALB) –As the supplies roll in, the search for survivors continues. An Adel, Georgia  man is among the thousands missing in Haiti.

David Apperson was on a business trip to that country when the quake hit.  His father-in-law, the owner of Adel Steel Inc., was pulled from the rubble and is okay, but Apperson still hasn't been found.

Family members are waiting on word on Apperson who was in Haiti on business with father-in-law John Scarboro. Apperson's sister in law, Linda Rowan recalls hearing the news about the quake.

"Oh my God, David and Daddy are there," said Rowan.

Her father, John Scarboro, the owner of Adel Steel Inc., survived. "He's got a lot of bruising," said Rowan. "He's had heart attacks so they want to make sure everything's okay before he comes home."

While Scarboro was at a shelter, he gave a phone number to a man who relayed the message to a family friend that he was alright.

Scarboro was pulled from the rubble of the Hotel Montana the night the quake occurred. He was later airlifted to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. His family is hopeful he'll be able to return home in a couple of days.

New Yorker Joe Guercia and Californian Jim Birch have not been located. They were also on business with Scarboro and Apperson.

"No word on David or the other gentlemen that were with them on the business trip," said Rowan.

Guercia and Scarboro shared a room on the fifth floor. Apperson and Birch were on the fourth floor of the Hotel Montana.

"If they have anything good or bad we just need news on them and also tell people with daddy surviving and being pulled from the rubble that there is hope," said Rowan.

From what Rowan's heard there's more than 300 people in the hotel who have not been accounted for.

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