Hikers found with no injuries in Bankhead National Forest search

Missing hikers found

DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: The two adult females missing in Bankhead Forest were found with no injuries on Thursday.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office confirmed shortly after noon to WAFF’s Jenna Rae the search had been successfully concluded.

On Wednesday evening, the Sheriff’s Office released information that a search for the two hikers was being conducted by ground and air teams.


ORIGINAL: The Lawrence County Alabama Sheriff’s Office is conducting a search and rescue operation for two women within Bankhead National Forest.

Around 9:15 Wednesday night the Sheriff’s Office created a post on their Facebook page that they were searching for two adult females in the area.

UPDATE: MISSING HIKERS HAVE BEEN LOCATED BY GROUND SEARCH TEAMS AND ARE IN GOOD CONDITION WITH NO INJURIES. HIKERS HAD...

Posted by Lawrence County Alabama Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

They say the search includes ground teams and aviation support with Alabama Law Enforcement Agency - ALEA Aviation Unit.

There are dozens of entry points to the park and 90 miles worth of trails to cover. According to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office, rescue teams started their search at the Randolph Trail Head.

This is an ongoing investigation. Stick with WAFF for updates both online and on-air.

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