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Crews searching for hikers in Oconee Co.

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Hikers expected to return on Wednesday have not yet shown up and crews are out looking for them in Oconee State Park.

Scott Krein, director of Oconee County Emergency Management, said they received a call from the hikers' family Thursday morning saying they had yet to show up but were due back on Wednesday.

More than 20 people are now looking for the hikers, Krein said. He did not have further details about the hikers, but said sometimes people have more trouble with trails than expected, causing them to take longer.

Krein said cell phone access is limited in the area.

The park is located near Mountain Rest, off of Highway 107.

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