JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - There's good news to report in the search for a man who went missing Monday afternoon in a very wooded area of Jackson County. Greg Clem, 48, is alive.
Teams had been looking for Clem all night, including during the severe storms.
The Scottsboro/Jackson County Rescue Squad confirmed Clem walked out of the woods on Letson Point Road in Hytop around 1 p.m. Monday. He is in good shape.
Clem, 48, is from Limestone County. He and a friend went out to scout for deer Monday afternoon in a land management area near the Hytop Cemetery on County Road 13. They planned to look for deer, or signs of deer such as tracks, rubs or other markings, so they could come back when hunting season opens.
The state manages approximately 65,000 acres in the area, which is very wooded. No one lives on the property.
Clem and his friend got separated, according to Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips. The friend made it out to safety, but Clem didn't.
Crews were able to hear Clem's voice later that day, but then voice communication ended. Teams looked for him since Monday evening, including through the strong overnight storms.
Teams included in the effort include the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the Scottsboro/Jackson County Rescue Squad and several volunteer fire departments. They also called in HEMSI's search dogs from Huntsville to help.
The teams have been working from a command post set up at the Hytop Cemetery.