Hiker returns safely from Lake Guntersville State Park - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Hiker returns safely from Lake Guntersville State Park

Posted: Updated:
Sachin Kapoor (Source: Alabama State Parks) Sachin Kapoor (Source: Alabama State Parks)
Kapoor's hair is now shaved. Kapoor's hair is now shaved.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Meth found in Decatur motel; 3 arrested

    Meth found in Decatur motel; 3 arrested

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:12:29 GMT
    On Aug 20 The Decatur Police Department's Patrol Devision responded to a 911 call at a local motel. The call was received from an undetermined room.After further investigating, the people in the room were identified as William Alfonso Swopes and Amanada Morrow. Officers soon discovered that Swopes had an active felony warrant in Ohio.Officers confirmed Swopes' warrant and gathered information that James Daniel Sapp Jr. was going to arrive with an amount of methamphetamine.More >>
    On Aug 20 The Decatur Police Department's Patrol Devision responded to a 911 call at a local motel. The call was received from an undetermined room.After further investigating, the people in the room were identified as William Alfonso Swopes and Amanada Morrow. Officers soon discovered that Swopes had an active felony warrant in Ohio.Officers confirmed Swopes' warrant and gathered information that James Daniel Sapp Jr. was going to arrive with an amount of methamphetamine.More >>
  • Huntsville school board member named in civil suit by former employer

    Huntsville school board member named in civil suit by former employer

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:51:13 GMT
    Mike Culbreath is accused of conspiring with James Packard, a competing developer, to convince potential tenants to choose a competing development in the City of Huntsville.More >>
    Mike Culbreath is accused of conspiring with James Packard, a competing developer, to convince potential tenants to choose a competing development in the City of Huntsville.More >>
  • WAFF48 Anchors take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    WAFF48 Anchors take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
    WAFF48 News Anchors Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.More >>
    WAFF48 News Anchors Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.More >>
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Sachin Kapoor is safe and sound after a hike in Lake Guntersville State Park. His family was worried after he didn't return Thursday evening.

Lake Guntersville State Park police said 25-year-old Sachin Kapoor, who goes by the name Sanjay, went hiking around 4 Thursday.

Family members said he left by himself, possibly seeking the highest location in the park, and wanted to enjoy a spiritual nature trip. His mother requested he be back by dark. When he failed to return, she contacted park rangers, which prompted the search.

His mother said he has left to go hiking from their Owens Crossroads home before and been gone for days, but this was a family outing and he was only supposed to be gone for not much longer than an hour.

They picked the search back up Friday at daylight with tracking dogs as well as on foot.

Police said he was never considered a missing person.

Kapoor was found walking out of a wooded area around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Copyright 2012, WAFF. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.