Missing Mountain Bikers Found

Ten members from RAT-SAR responded Monday, April 13 to a request from Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office in the search for two missing mountain bikers who had been out all weekend and not returned as planned. The bikers were reported missing Sunday evening by family members. Local volunteers, law enforcement and Alabama State Trooper air assets were also on scene searching for the subjects in a heavily forested area of the Bankhead National Forest. Members of RAT-SAR arrived on scene at approximately 1300 along with team members from Lawrence County Sheriff’s search team. After initial planning, three ground search hasty teams were dispatched to high-probability areas. At approximately 5 PM the missing subjects were located alive and well by volunteer searchers driving a perimeter road. The subjects were tired and hungry but otherwise in good physical condition. Our thanks to Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and all the volunteers who responded to bring this to a successful conclusion.

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