Two Lost Hikers Found Sunday


Last updated 3/26/2018 at 1:18pm

Two unidentified hikers reported lost in Pisgah Forest early Sunday morning were found safe later that day.

According to Dale Whitlock, the Transylvania County Rescue Squad’s chief, “visual contact” with the two hikers was made at 11:10 a.m., more than five hours after they were reported missing.

“We received the call early Sunday, and I got the call around 5:40 a.m. that two subjects were missing,” Whitlock said. “We established command and sent an ATV team down South Mills River Trail.”

According to the coordinates they were given, Whitlock said the two hikers were possi...

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