GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh man has gone missing while visiting the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia.READ MORE: UPMC Study: COVID-19 Linked With Headaches, Altered Mental Status In Hospitalized Kids
According to the National Park Service, the West Virginia State Police and park rangers are searching for 56-year-old George Gross from Pittsburgh.
Gross’s family told officials he was in Beckley, West Virginia, last Friday, Jan. 12, and wanted to go for a hike in the park.READ MORE: Farmers Protecting Livestock From Bitter Cold
He and his vehicle have not been seen since.
Gross was driving a 1998 two-door, silver Dodge Ram 4×4 pickup truck with the Pennsylvania license plate YDA-1398. There was also a red vanity plate on the front with the words “Semper Fi.”
Gross, a retired Pittsburgh firefighter, is 6-feet-1-inches tall and about 210 pounds with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo on his left arm of a bulldog with the letters “USMC” underneath.MORE NEWS: Driver Killed When Car Crashes Into Washington County Home
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (7867).