Valdosta Daily Times

April 23, 2013

Authorities call off river search, believe teen is alive

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine says he believes a teen, whose clothes were discovered along the Little River, is alive.

Nathaniel Wilkins, 19, is believed to be alive, Prine said. Lowndes and Brooks County authorities began a search for Wilkins Monday night after his clothes and a note were found along the river bank near the county line.

The river search continued today but was called off this afternoon after authorities received information leading them to believe the Hahira teen is alive, Prine said. Authorities are, however, still trying to locate Wilkins.