Officials: Search underway for missing hiker in Haywood Co. - FOX Carolina 21

Officials: Search underway for missing hiker in Haywood Co.

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Search underway for missing hiker in Haywood Co. (FOX Carolina/ 7/12/17) Search underway for missing hiker in Haywood Co. (FOX Carolina/ 7/12/17)
Search underway for missing hiker in Haywood Co. (FOX Carolina/ 7/12/17) Search underway for missing hiker in Haywood Co. (FOX Carolina/ 7/12/17)
Crews set up staging areas for rescue of missing hiker (FOX Carolina/ 7/12/17) Crews set up staging areas for rescue of missing hiker (FOX Carolina/ 7/12/17)
Search underway for missing hiker in Haywood Co. (FOX Carolina/ 7/12/17) Search underway for missing hiker in Haywood Co. (FOX Carolina/ 7/12/17)
Graveyard Fields (FOX Carolina/ 7/12/17) Graveyard Fields (FOX Carolina/ 7/12/17)
HAYWOOD CO., NC (FOX Carolina) -

Haywood County dispatchers said rescue crews were on scene in Shining Rock Wilderness on Wednesday.

Authorities received a call regarding a missing hiker near Yellowstone Falls.

Around 6:40 p.m., our FOX Carolina crew at the scene said rescue teams were getting set up, preparing to extricate a hiker from a steep and rugged part of the forest in Yellowstone Falls.

The condition of the hiker is unknown at this time. Crews said they are using a rope and pulley system to get the hiker to safety at Graveyard Fields.

Our FOX crew at the scene said around 7:15 p.m. that it would be a few hours before the hiker would be able to be rescued.

Stay with FOX Carolina for details on this developing story.

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