Mother, 2 children safe after getting lost on Wytheville trail

Photo courtesy Wytheville Fire and Rescue.
Photo courtesy Wytheville Fire and Rescue.(Wytheville Fire and Rescue)
Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 9:40 AM EDT
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WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Three people are safe in Wytheville after getting lost on a hiking trail Thursday.

Multiple agencies responded to Crystal Springs Park after a mother with two children texted her husband to say she was lost on the Boundary Trail.

Crews responded shortly after 7 p.m., set up a command post at the park, and immediately sent teams on foot to find the individuals. The three were found around 8:45 p.m. and exited the trail just before 9:30. They were assessed by EMS and had no injuries.

Wytheville Fire and Rescue, along with Lead Mines Rescue, Speedwell Fire Department and the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office worked to locate the hikers. Virginia State Police were also available with helicopters if needed.

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