Updated: May 28
UPDATE: Sgt. Carl Frazier was not located during today's search effort north of Toccoa where Frazier was dropped off approximately three weeks ago to go camping. When he did not return as scheduled, a missing person report was filed and a search effort was conducted yesterday, beginning at around 9:30 a.m. and lasting throughout the day.
"Thanks so much to everyone who came out today and helped us look for Carl Frazier. There were around 40 volunteers that came out and helped search the area around Toccoa Falls College," Shilo Crane stated on a social media post. "We never found Carl but we are still hopeful he will turn up. Special thanks to the help we received from the Stephens County Sheriffs Office, Ga DOT, and members of the Ga Army National Guard. Please pass Carl’s picture around and help us find him. It was awesome seeing so many of Carl’s former soldiers coming out and walking over 10 miles of rugged terrain."
The search covered the wooded area to the west Hwy. 17 Alt between the Toccoa Falls College campus and Bend N' Hickory Road.
ConnectLocal.News will provide any updates as they are made available.
The Stephens County Sheriff's Office is working in conjunction with the family of Sgt. Carl Frazier this morning to conduct a search for the soldier, who has been missing for nearly three weeks now.
The search will center around the area above Waterworks Lake just north of Toccoa, where Frazier told friends he was going camping, and did not return as planned.
According to comments made by fellow soldiers joining the search, Frazier is a veteran from the 121st Infantry Regiment of the Georgia Army National Guard’s 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and had been dealing with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Frazier is a resident of Franklin County.
Local law enforcement has asked that only military and law enforcement personnel join the search, and that civilians avoid the area during the search to allow for the most efficient organization of the search effort.
However, ConnectLocal would like to encourage residents to support the effort with provision of water and snacks which can be dropped off in the gravel parking lot near the fishing dock on Black Mountain Road at Hw. 17 Alternate The search effort will begin at 9:30 a.m. and there will be teams searching the area by foot with support from 4-wheelers.