Several agencies searching for missing Brewton man

Several agencies searching for missing man in Brewton

A massive search is underway for a man who went missing in the latest deep freeze.

Several agencies are searching for 36-year-old Andrew "Andy" Morris Cumbie. He was last seen on January 16.

"It's hard because your mind wants to wander and think things and wonder things and whatever," Melissa Ingram, Cumbie's sister said. "It's really hard."

WEAR-TV Channel 3 News was initially told Cumbie and a friend drove a vehicle in a ditch near Tippens Eddy Road and County Road 77 about four miles north of Brewton on January 16. However, Brewton Police Chief Monte McGougin said that is not the case.

"They pulled off the side of the road and for whatever reason they went their separate ways," McGougin said.

Lambert said Cumbie hasn't been seen since then. Family members say it's not like Cumbie to not be in contact so long.

"He's always kept in touch with his mom especially, usually more than once a day," Ingram said. "It's very, very unusual for him to not be in touch with her."

Several agencies searched for Cumbie on Friday, including the Alabama Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Brewton Police Department, Alabama Game and Fish, Community Corrections, Escambia County EMA Director, KLAAS Kids, volunteer firefighters, and family and friends.

Multiple resources were used to help find Cumbie, such as drones, infared technology and search and rescue K-9s.

"The investigation is early," McGougin said. "We just got a hold of it and we don't know what happened to him at this point."

If you have any information Cumbie's whereabouts contact the Brewton Police Department at 251-867-3212.

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