Missing hiker rescued on Parkway
Search crews rescued a Colorado woman Monday evening who was lost in the Black Balsam Knob area on the Blue Ridge Parkway for more than 24 hours.
According to authorities, she called 9-1-1 Sunday evening saying she was lost, but said she found the trail and decided to camp for the night. But a search was launched when she didn't return the next morning.
The 22-year-old was able text friends that she was OK throughout the search effort. A highway patrol helicopter spotted her and a helicopter and the NC HART team flew out to rescue her.
NC HART is an state Emergency Management asset that combines aviation assets from the N.C. State Highway Patrol and N.C. National Guard with highly trained local rescue technicians from across the state. Teams are used to rescue injured or stranded people ...