LU Students Help Police Find Lost Man

Reporter: Mark Kelly l Photojournalist: Sally Delta

Lynchburg, VA - In Lynchburg, a day in the park turned into a rescue mission. A mentally-disabled man wandered off Monday afternoon and could not be found.

Police were searching Peaks View Park when a group of Liberty University students heard about what happened and decided to help. Ten of them split into groups and went through the park quickly.

They found that man within 45 minutes. He was a mile away, near a bike path, listening to his i-Pod.

"'Your mother was looking for you, so just come back with us''' said Timothy Player, who helped find the lost man. "And he just came right with us so he was fine with it."

Lynchburg Police say they are very thankful he was found before it got dark.