Lost hiker rescued in south Huntsville woods

Crews searching for hiker lost in south Huntsville woods

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville firefighters have found a man who got lost in the woods off Hobbs Island Road.

Captain Frank McKenzie said a hiker got lost in the woods behind his house. He called a neighbor and said he couldn’t find his way out to get home. His phone battery is low, but he apparently called 911 and operators were able to ping his spot.

Crews said the man is uninjured.

Lost hiker rescued

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Posted by WAFF 48 News on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Crews say there was danger in this rescue because the ground is saturated and trees could fall

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