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Rural Retreat schools on modified lockdown as deputies search lake area
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Rural Retreat schools on modified lockdown as deputies search lake area

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Update: Deputies located the man around 4:30 p.m., and he is being evaluated, according to Maj. Anthony Cline. Students were dismissed from school at the normal time.

Rural Retreat schools are on a modified lockdown as law enforcement officials scour the Rural Retreat Lake area for a man who has threatened suicide.

Anthony Cline, major with the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, said law enforcement officials have located the man’s car at the lake and are searching for him. Officers are on foot and are using a drone in their search, the major said.

“We are trying to find him for his well-being,” Cline said.

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