Supplies running low in search for Porter - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Supplies running low in search for Porter

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

December 28, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Red Cross needs your help with the search of a former City of Douglas fire chief in the Oconee River.  The American Red Cross of Montgomery County is running out of snack foods, drinks and warm meals to help feed several dive teams involved with the search of 67-year-old Jimmy Porter.

It is now day eight for rescue teams who continue to drag the river and use SONAR technology to help find 67-year-old Jimmy Porter. Porter fell of a jet ski and was not wearing a life jacket. The Red Cross is feeding up to 55 people two meals a day to keep this search going.

"For every meal and for every time that we can keep these searchers in the river, on the ground beside the river, that is that much more time to help find this gentlemen," said Montgomery County American Red Cross Director, Donna Lee.

Anyone interested in donating supplies to the Red Cross to use toward this search can call Donna Lee at 912-526-3150.

Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Breaking down the Albany Utilities rate increase

    Breaking down the Albany Utilities rate increase

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:40:49 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Albany leaders are considering a new budget that includes an Albany Utilities rate hike that when added up will bring in $2.6 million annually to the utility. Divided out, it will mean a maximum of $7.68 per a customer that has all five services, less money for customers that use less services. 

    More >>

    Albany leaders are considering a new budget that includes an Albany Utilities rate hike that when added up will bring in $2.6 million annually to the utility. Divided out, it will mean a maximum of $7.68 per a customer that has all five services, less money for customers that use less services. 

    More >>
  • What can be done about the intersection of Hwys 300 and 32?

    What can be done about the intersection of Hwys 300 and 32?

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-04-28 21:29:14 GMT
    Officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation say they just aren't sure what's causing the issue at the crossing of Highways 300 and 32. (Source: WALB)Officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation say they just aren't sure what's causing the issue at the crossing of Highways 300 and 32. (Source: WALB)

    It's an intersection that sees over 10,000 drivers a day. It also has been the scene of three accidents, two of which were fatal, in 2017 alone. 

    More >>

    It's an intersection that sees over 10,000 drivers a day. It also has been the scene of three accidents, two of which were fatal, in 2017 alone. 

    More >>
  • DEA to collect unwanted, unused prescription meds from Georgians this weekend

    DEA to collect unwanted, unused prescription meds from Georgians this weekend

    Friday, April 28 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-04-28 20:05:17 GMT
    (Source:WALB)(Source:WALB)

    The Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its 13th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this weekend. National, state and local law enforcement officials will join with community coalition groups to collect potentially dangerous prescription drugs from Georgians.

    More >>

    The Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its 13th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this weekend. National, state and local law enforcement officials will join with community coalition groups to collect potentially dangerous prescription drugs from Georgians.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly