Emergency Crews Locate Two Missing Hikers Near Massies Mill – Updated 10AM

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Photos via our media partners at CBS-19 and the Newsplex : Rescue crews bring out one of two hikers that sent an emergency locater beacon distress call for help late Monday night in SW Nelson County along the Appalachian Trail.
Photos via our media partners at CBS-19 and the Newsplex : Rescue crews bring out one of two hikers that sent an emergency locater beacon distress call for help late Monday night in SW Nelson County along the Appalachian Trail.

Near Massies Mill
SW Nelson County, VA

Updated 10AM 5.22.12
Nelson Sheriff Brooks says the hikers have made it out with rescue crews and are now enroute to Augusta Medical to be checked out

The terrian was very tough and even after rescue crews located the missing couple, it took over two hours to get them out to a main road where they could be carried to a nearby hospital to be checked out.

Earlier 8AM Update
Nelson Sheriff David Brooks tells NCL that crews are with the two located hikers and are simply working to get them back to main roads. “Our agency got the call around 11PM last night. The Georgia couple set off a locater beacon that contacted a center in Georgia. The call came in as a medical emergency from GA authorities,” Sheriff Brooks said.

Crews located the couple near Harpers Creek and Maupin Field on the AT early Tuesday morning.

Earlier post
According to our media partners at The Newsplex:

Search crews in Nelson County have found two hikers near Massey Mill and route 56, after going missing late last night.

Around 5:00 a.m. they found one man and one woman, both about 60-years-old. As of 6:00 a.m. Nelson County Emergency Service crews are trying to figure out how to get the pair out safely. They may move towards the Blue Ridge Parkway or try to head back down the mountain.

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