NEWLAND — Search crews find missing person Sean Kress deceased.
In a statement from the Avery County Sheriffs Office:
It is with great sadness we relay the following. The missing person, Sean Kress, we were looking for has been found deceased. There will be details at a later time but please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers and please also respect their need for healing and privacy. Since Wednesday over 100 Emergency Management, rescue, fire and law enforcement personnel from Avery and surrounding counties spent nearly 1000 man-hours trying for a better outcome. Thanks to all those wonderful servants who gave of their time and energy.