ACTIVE SEARCH KY - Danny ”Tin Can“ Napier, 53, abandoned bicycle, Highway 550, KY River, Perry Co., 23 Feb 2019

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  1. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Kentucky State Police

    KSP, Local First Responders Searching for Missing Perry County Man
    Man may have fallen into North Fork of KY River.

    Hazard, Ky. (February 25, 2019) – A bicycle observed by a passing motorist near a river bank in Perry County led to a missing person investigation Sunday afternoon. Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a call from a man advising that he had noticed the bicycle over an embankment off of Highway 550 near Hominy Mill Road close to the North Fork of the Kentucky River. The caller thought he recognized the bike as belonging to someone he was familiar with.

    Troopers Adam Baker and Wilson Jones along with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Officers responded to the scene on Highway 550 across from the old MC Napier High School and Sherman Neace Athletic Center. Personal items located at the scene and information provided by the caller led investigators to believe that the bicycle belongs to Danny “Tin Can” Napier of Darb Fork Road in Perry County. Search efforts along the river were not possible Sunday due to high water levels in the river from recent rains.

    With receding river levels, KY Fish and Wildlife officers are conducting a search in the river today for Danny Napier. Danny Napier is described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. He has brown eyes, long brown hair and a long beard. Danny Napier was last seen by family members early Saturday morning at his residence. If anyone has information about Danny “Tin Can” Napier, they are urged to contact KSP Post 13 at 606-435-6069. Tpr. Adam Baker is leading this investigation.

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    Kentucky State Police

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    Danny "Tin Can" Napier

    5'10" height
    175lbs.
    Brown eyes.
    Long brown hair.
    Long beard.


    Tin Can was last seen at home (Darb Fork Road, Perry County) early Saturday morning. His bike was found Sunday afternoon near a river bank in Perry County off Hwy 550 near Hominy Mill Road close to the North Fork of the Kentucky River (across from old MC Napier High School & Sherman Neale Athletic Center.).

    Contact Trooper Adam Baker @ KSP Post 13
    606-435-6069​
     
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    I hope this man is located.
     
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    FEB 25, 2019
    Crews searching for Perry Co. man who may have fallen into Kentucky River
    According to Kentucky State Police, a motorist reported seeing a bicycle near a river bank off of HWY 550 close to Hominy Mill Road and the North Fork of the Kentucky River.

    The caller reportedly told investigators he believed the bike belonged to Danny “Tin Can” Napier, and personal items found near the bike further caused investigators to believe Napier to be missing.

    Now, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers are searching the North Fork for Napier, who is described as being 5’10” tall, and weighing 175 pounds, with brown eyes, long brown hair, and a long beard.

    Napier was last seen by family members early Saturday morning at his home.

    Authorities Searching for Missing Perry County Man
    Authorities are searching for a missing person in Perry County. According to Kentucky State Police at the Hazard Post, a bicycle believed to belong to Danny “Tin Can” Napier of Perry County was found close to the North Fork of the Kentucky River. Search efforts along the river was not possible Sunday due to high water levels. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers are conducting a search in the river Monday for Napier.
     
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    FEB 25, 2019
    Searchers looking for missing Perry County man - ABC 36 News
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    Kentucky State Police say a driver noticed the bicycle over an embankment off Highway 550 near Hominy Mill Road near the North Fork of the Kentucky River on Sunday.

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    The river was too high Sunday to begin a search.

    Troopers, along with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife officers, were out Monday after the water began to recede.

    Police say Napier was last seen by family members at his home on Darb Fork Road Saturday morning.
     
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    FEB 24, Updated FEB 25, 2019
    Search and rescue crews searching for missing man in North Fork of the Kentucky River
    "Fish and wildlife officers have boats in the water," said Jody Sims with the Kentucky State Police.

    Crews received word that someone might have fallen into the North Fork of the Kentucky River Sunday afternoon.

    "Without any kind of flotation device or life jacket it would be difficult," said Sims.

    Officials are searching for 53-year-old Danny Napier, who also goes by "Tin Can". They think he fell into the river after they found items belonging to him along Combs Road near the old M.C. Napier High School.

    "That's part of our jobs and our duty to possibly assist in a rescue or a recovery depending on the situation," Sims said talking about the multiple agency response.

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    Officials called off the search after a few hours of searching but are back out searching a large portion of the river, down towards Combs.

    "The weather that has been received the rainfall the North Fork of the Kentucky River has been high especially around this time yesterday," Sims said around noon Monday.

    [...]

    Hazard was 35 degrees overnight and is expected to experience a high of nearly 45.
     
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    FEB 28, 2019
    Search for missing man continues: KSP says he may have fallen in the North Fork River
    Officers with the Kentucky State Police Post 13 said a bicycle observed by a passing motorist near a river bank in Perry County Feb. 24 has led to a missing person investigation, which was still underway as of press time Wednesday.

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    Sims said Troopers Adam Baker and Wilson Jones, along with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Officers, responded to the scene on Highway 550 across from the old MC Napier High School and Sherman Neace Athletic Center.
     
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    MAR 3, 2019
    Search continues for missing Perry County man
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    Recent flooding made the beginning of the search difficult, but the water is now down.

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    Squads are hoping to cover close to 30 miles of the river, in case weather plays a part in delaying the search again.
     
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    MAR 4, 2019
    Crews search KY river for missing Perry County man - ABC 36 News
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    Several Eastern Kentucky search crews are trying to cover huge stretches of the Kentucky River for a missing man in Perry County.

    The sheriff’s office says crews have been searching for Danny “Tin Can” Napier for a week.

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    Last week’s flooding made it hard to search for him, but now water levels are lower.
     
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    I hope this man is found. Sounds like he is a well known and well liked fellow.
     
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    Crews resume search for missing Perry County man

    Crews were back out in Perry County searching for Danny Tin-Can Napier who has been missing for close to a month.

    Crews with the Hazard Fire Department, Perry County Emergency Management, the Vicco Sassafrass Volunteer Fire Department, and the Kentucky Search Dog Association were teaming up in the search.

    "The type of dogs we have this is what they're trained in, you know, locating bodies," said Emergency Management Director Jerry Stacy.

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    Article updated March 19, 2019
    Crews continue search for missing Perry County man
    Crews are continuing to search for a Perry County man who has been missing for more than a month.

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    While some weather conditions have hindered rescue teams, that does not stop dozens of volunteers to help each search.

    "Every day that we are doing something, we've had several of our fire departments involved across Perry County and we have covered a lot of ground," said Perry County Emergency Director Jerry Stacy.

    Stacy said even crews from the Floyd County Rescue Squad and crews from Belfry have helped in the search.

    He said hopefully in the near future, dogs will be brought in to help with the search.

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    MAR 22, 2019
    Recovery Effort To Resume For Missing Perry County Man
    An official with Perry County Emergency Management says the recovery effort for a missing man will continue Friday morning.

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    The search had to be suspended for a week due to rising water levels of the Kentucky River.

    The official says crews are bringing dogs to help in the search, which is expected to begin around 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.
     
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    To my knowledge, Tin Can has not been located. He's also not mentioned in Eric's obit which of course, doesn't mean he's not related. He may just be a more distant relative or not related at all. I will say that I've found the last name to be more common than I thought, initially. MOO
     
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    I wonder if this was him? There is an article from 2015 (WYMT) involving a the Perry Co fire dept trying to rescue a Danny Napier from Hazard KY from a river. He was floating on a log and saying he didn't want rescued. Considered a risk to self they had to get him out. He was taken to hospital after exhibiting seizure activity. I don't know if I can link because I can't confirm the DN from Hazard, KY in article is this DN so you can google it. If it is him I wonder about mental health. JMO
     

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