Eastern Kentucky Missing Man Search Continues

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man has been missing for nearly a month after driving to a mountain in the far southeastern corner of the state.

Twenty-seven-year-old Travis Wilson of Middlesboro was last seen on Fonde Mountain, in Bell County near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.

Rescuers have scaled back their search in recent days after failing to find Wilson. Bell County Emergency Management spokesman Jerry Raines says someone riding an ATV found Wilson's Toyota Camry with a flat tire on June 16, but subsequent efforts to find him were unsuccessful.

The car was found with a flat tire at the end of a little-used rough hiking trail.

Wilson is six feet, two inches tall and weights 230 pounds. He has dirty blonde hair and clear blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a short sleeve work shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes. Wilson suffers from a bipolar disorder and likely has not had medication since he went missing.

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