Bucks County


Family and friends of a missing Pennsylvania teacher came together Sunday to hold a vigil for his safe return.

A vigil for Chris Tully was held at 5 p.m. at the baseball field on Guinea Lane in Jamison, Pennsylvania.

No one has seen Tully since he jumped out of his parent's car along the City Avenue Bridge near East Falls on Tuesday morning. The 40-year-old award-winning technology teacher has been battling depression and was on the way to get help when he ran.

"We miss him, we love him and we want him to come home," C.J. Tully told NBC10 Saturday. The 12-year-old is the oldest of the missing man's three sons. "He's a really good person and he helps others a lot."

The boys said their father loves to play sports and teach them new techniques in football, baseball and soccer.

"I want him to come home so we can do more stuff together," Sean Tully, another son, said. "He plays games and teaches us stuff."

Chris Tully spent the last 12 years teaching at the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. His work earned him an outstanding teaching award by a statewide organization.

"He's a really caring guy whose really dedicated. He's got a big heart and he's just an all-around good guy," Chris' brother-in-law, Mike Speaks, said.

Philadelphia Police said the man's credit cards and cell phone have not been used since he disappeared. He was last seen walking toward the Schuylkill Expressway. The family searched the area on Friday, but have not found any sign of him.

During Sunday night's vigil, hundreds of people prayed for Tully to come home.

"With all the flyers, all the social media and all, just hoping with the kids doing the callout, just hoping that if he's out there and he's safe hell reach out to somebody," said Tully's brother-in-law Christopher Speak.

If you have any information on Tully's whereabouts, please call Philadelphia Police.

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