Updated 4:30 p.m. :
The search for a blind man in Hamilton County ends with tragic news.
The Sheriff's office confirms authorities found a body while looking for 44 year old James Johnson in the woods this morning.
He disappeared around Noon on Saturday.
Authorities believe Johnson entered the woods at Water Tower Road.
That's where rescuers started their search Tuesday.
Moore, "He's legally blind. No vision in the left eye, very little in the right eye."
His sister Regina Moore tells us Johnson disappeared Saturday.
Moore, "He's on a running regiment and he was going to run down to the subdivision road right down past the house, and decided to go visit a friend at the last minute."
That decision apparently led him into the woods.
But family members didn't learn that until Monday.
Moore, "He was speaking to a friend in Cleveland, told her he was going to take a short cut through the woods. She failed to tell us this till Monday."
That's when they called in the Hamilton County Special Tactics and Rescue Services team or S.T.A.R.S.
Moore, "He's probably not been in the woods for many years. I guess he felt like he just knew it and it was hot and he probably thought it would be cooler but he didn't realize the tornado damage we have."
Moore tells us authorities tracked his cell phone, but got conflicting results...first in Bradley County then in Hamilton County near his house.
Moore says, "He had nothing, he had nothing at all with him."
Then around 11 Tuesday morning...a tragic discovery in the woods near Ooltewah Georgetown Road.
Now the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division looks to identify the body...while a family waits for closure.
The Sheriff's office waits for a medical examiner's report to confirm the identity of the body and the cause of death.
That report is expected tomorrow.
Hamilton County authorities and a team of volunteers are in the woods at this hour...searching for a missing man who is blind.
The search is centered near Ooltewah-Georgetown road.
They're looking for 44 year old James Johnson.
He disappeared about noon on Saturday..but his family reported it to police yesterday afternoon
A family member tells us authorities "pinged" his cell phone and conflicting locations showed up.
Searchers started looking in the area of Water Tower Road, where they believe he entered the woods.
We'll have an update on the search at six.