Three day hikers who ran into a longer-than expected journey found Unicoi County ready to lend a hand on the evening of Feb. 20, Unicoi County Sheriffs Department Investigator Mike Hensley said.
The hikers called 911 while hiking the Sams Gap to Devils Fork Gap section of the Appalachian Trail in Unicoi County when It got dark on them, said Hensley. They didnt realize the distance and terrain
theyd be hiking. Hensley said they immediately called the Unaka Mountain Search and Rescue team.
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