UPDATE from 5:08 p.m. Monday: Both of the lost bikers in Bankhead National Forest have been found unharmed, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.
More detailed information on their conditions has not yet been released.
From earlier: The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says outside agencies now are helping in the search for two missing mountain bikers in Bankhead National Forest.
"We have utilized ALEA Aviation and we have been in communication with the US Forest Service regarding the search," said Capt. Chris Waldrep, office spokesman.
The search continues Monday afternoon.
Crews are searching for two hikers reported missing in Lawrence County.
On Sunday at 5:05 p.m., the department received a report that two people did not return from a mountain biking trip in Bankhead National Forest. Crews searched for the missing hikers until 2:30 a.m.
The sheriff’s office says the weather, darkness, downed trees and road conditions on Sunday made search operations difficult.
Crews resumed the search Monday morning, along with aviation support.
The public is urged to avoid the area.
We are continuing to search for two missing mountain bikers in the Bankhead National Forest. We have additional resources from outside Lawrence County that are assisting with the search. We have utilized ALEA Aviation and we have been in communication with the US Forest Service regarding the search. More information will be provided as circumstances change.