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
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.
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.