Missing hikers found in Big South Fork

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Two hikers were found after they were reported missing over the weekend. 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a husband and wife along with their dog became missing after hiking in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Scott County. 

The couple called their daughter and told her they were lost. The next morning, they called their daughter and said they spent the night in the woods and were going to find their way out.

A search started when the couple did not come back to their vehicle. Air support was used to help with the search.

The woman and the dog were found after an hour. The woman appeared disoriented and had trouble moving, according to the report.

She told searchers that she was separated from her husband and he was not doing well. 

The man was found lying down and had trouble moving, according to the report. 

The wife was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening, cold weather injuries. The husband was transported to The University of Tennessee Medical Center and was in serious condition. 


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