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WLOS — BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — A missing hiker rescuers found off a trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway had been tied to a tree, according to emergency radio calls.
A firefighter with Reems Creek Volunteer Fire Department tells a dispatcher at Buncombe County Emergency Operations Center the 64-year-old woman was alive, according to recordings obtained by News 13.
“She’s not deceased at this time,” a rescue worker at the scene told a dispatcher. “She is tied to a tree. This is the one they were looking for.”
National Park Service Rangers are investigating the incident as a possible assault.
The recording says the hiker was found near Potato Field Gap, which is less than 4 miles from the Craggy Gardens Visitor Center. The rescuer asks for park police to be sent to the location quickly. “We have located her, but we need a park ranger up here,” another rescue worker said.
Rescuers started looking for the woman after her friend called 911 at 1:25 p.m. Rescuers found her about an hour later.
There is no suspect information available at this time. Investigators say they don’t have a reason to believe this incident was anything other …Read the Rest
Source:: Patriot Outdoor News