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Two women rescued after getting lost in Morgan County woods

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. - Two women are safe tonight after getting lost in the woods of Morgan County.

The sheriff's offices said a woman and man decided to go camping in the woods near the Tennessee River in the Lacey's Spring area.

While in the woods, the two got separated. The man was able to find his way out and contacted authorities.

Authorities said another woman went into the woods to try and find the first missing woman and got lost as well.

A Sheriff's office spokesperson says one of the women was found by a local man, Chris Elmore on his ATV and was completely nude at the time. She apparently told the deputy that she had gotten hot while in the woods for several hours and removed her insulated clothing.

"Before we got here he went searching on his four-wheeler. He knew the area and found her off the trail about 100 yards near a creek. She was very dehydrated," said Jeff Burns, Captain of the Brindlee Mountain VFD. "He couldn't get her out, so he came up to us and we sent paramedics down and they're bringing her out slowly."

The Morgan County Sheriffs Office called Morgan County Rescue Squad, ALEA helicopter patrol, and deployed search dogs to help search for the missing women.

The women were found dehydrated, but are otherwise fine.

 

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