Mayes, who was recently diagnosed with dementia, was last seen on Tuesday at the end of his driveway on Ashton Upland Road around 11:30 a.m. Since them, search crews, rescue squads, Valley Volunteer Fire Department, and a host of family and friends have been searching for the man around his home, in a nearby creek, and in the woods surrounding the area. And so far, no signs of Mayes has turned up.
Rising waters on Tuesday evening slowed the search, but rescuers and volunteers were right back at it again on Wednesday, and even today, flyers are being handed out to those traveling through in hopes someone, somewhere might have seen where Mayes disappeared.
Put on new medication after his release from the hospital on Monday, family and friends are hoping the rescue boats or K-9 units will find Mayes soon. Workers on the investigation said they will continue the search into the weekend.
Concentrating now on the 18 Mile Creek close to the home of Mayes, emergency crews are focusing on the one half-mile area in each direction.
Mayes was believed to be wearing a pair of blue overalls.