LATEST: Crews continue search for missing person

MARION COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – With stormy weather on the way, search crews are stepping up their efforts to find a missing biker in a wilderness area north of Chattanooga.

Teams began organizing about 10 this morning at Edward’s point Baptist Church on Walden’s ridge. They were joined by other searchers from Sequatchie and Marion counties.

Hamilton county Emergency Management Agency sent spokesperson Amy Maxwell to help get information to the public as the search continued through the day.

“The problem was Chad Cook’s dirt bike had mechanical problems, and broke down in the middle of them riding. The two other gentlemen and female went to go get their truck and bring it back to get him out with the dirt bike. Unfortunately, their truck got stuck in the mud.”

Marion county has now taken control of that search.

News 12 will have the latest on this search tonight at 11.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Since 10:30 am, Walden’s Ridge Emergency Services have been assisting Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office searching for a missing person from Hamilton County.

Chad Cook, 38, was last heard from around 2 AM this morning. Family members reported to Sequatchie Co. Sheriff’s Office personnel that Chad Cook, 2 additional males and one female were going to ride dirt bikes from Edwards Point (Hamilton County) to Big Fork (borders Sequatchie Co. & Marion County).

Details are still coming in as we speak, but 2 males & 1 female have been found.  Chad Cook is still missing. He was last seen wearing orange and black leather pants and jacket.

Sequatchie Co. Sheriff’s Office confirmed at 3:15 pm, that all areas of Edwards Point (Hamilton County and Sequatchie Co. area) have been cleared. Rescue efforts will start concentrating on Big Fork area in Marion County.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be handling the search efforts for Chad Cook.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Hamilton County Emergency Management responded to a missing person report in Sequatchie County Monday, March 27, according to social media.

A search is underway involving various agencies.

More information will be released as we receive it.




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