UPDATE: missing hiker reunited with family in Jackson County

Hiker reunited with family

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: Helicopter search teams located a lost hiker on Friday.

Vincent Alexander Graham was reunited with his family following an overnight search.

“I was trying to find the waterfall," said Graham.

"I knew we were supposed to meet there to go swimming and everything. But I got lost.”

Vincent’s mother Yvonne could not have been happier to hear the news of search teams locating her son.

“When they found him I just broke down and cried. And when I saw him I thought finally I get to hug you.”

ORIGINAL: Authorities in Jackson County are searching for a missing hiker on the Walls of Jericho trail.

According to Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, a woman called around 9:30 p.m. last night saying her son was missing on the trail.

The woman and her son went to the trailhead together but took separate trails.

All that we know about the missing hiker right now is that he’s a male in his 20′s.

Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies, the Jackson County Rescue Squad, and other first responders are searching the area now.

ALEA also deployed its helicopter.

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