Sipsey Wilderness Rescue

BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - Going for a hike in the wilderness can be both calming and dangerous as one man found out Saturday, June 9.

While on a hike, an unknown male became distressed due to the humidity and needed to be rescued according to Andy Scott, district ranger.

Agencies from both Winston and Lawrence counties responded to the scene with Ashridge Fire Department in the lead. Other agencies responding included Pebble and Central Fire Departments.

“He went hiking and didn’t anticipate having to come back out. He became overheated,” said Ashridge Volunteer Fire Fighter Roger Watts. “It was on the Randolph Trailhead. Everyone met at Trailhead 201.”

More information will be posted when it becomes available.

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