Missing hikers safely located in Bankhead National Forest


UPDATE: The two hikers missing in Bankhead National Forest were found safely Thursday.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the missing hikers were located by the ground search teams.

The hikers are in good condition without injuries, according to authorities.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Multiple agencies are working together to search for two women in Bankhead National Forest.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office said that the search includes ground teams and aviation support from the ALEA Aviation Unit.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dispatch said they started the search at the Thompson Trailhead, but the exact route of the search was uncertain from there.

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