Missing men found

Published 7:03 am Sunday, November 19, 2017

UPDATED 8:20 a.m.: The two men were found safe Sunday morning.

Earlier: Rescue crews are searching for two men who went missing while hunting in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

The missing men were reported to Suffolk emergency communications at 7:28 p.m., according to a city press release.

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The game warden discovered an individual who had signed into the log book for the Jericho Ditch at 3:06 p.m. had not signed out for the evening, according to the release. A vehicle belonging to the second hunter was found farther down the trail.

The men did not take cellphones with them, according to the release. Family members have been contacted.

The men are identified as Michael Leon Durrence, 29, of Hampton, and Jonathon Joseph Foreman, also 29, of Norfolk. Durrence is described as white, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 170 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes, and Foreman is white, 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue have established a command center as part of their search.

If the individuals are seen, call 911 or your local police department.