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Rescue teams find hiker at the Walls of Jericho in Jackson County

On Friday morning, rescue crews found a hiker who was last seen Thursday night with his mother at the Walls of Jericho in Jackson County.

Posted: May 29, 2020 9:03 AM
Updated: May 29, 2020 9:41 PM

UPDATE: Crews confirm they have found the hiker. 

Vincent Graham told WAAY 31 about his night after getting lost hiking the Walls of Jericho trail.
"No clue if I was going to make it til the next morning. I was literally sleeping on a water bottle and I woke up this morning and I was laying under this tree. I had taken off my outer shirt because I had planned on going swimming and wrapped it around me and tucked my arms and my legs inside the shirt like a young kid would, just to keep myself as warm as possible," said Vincent Graham, rescued hiker. Vincent says he heard the helicopter this morning and had hope."Either they are looking for me or something else is going on, because this helicopter keeps flying by, so I just started waving and jumping up and down as much as I could," said Vincent Graham, rescued hiker.

Back at the trailhead, Vincent's mom, Yvonne Graham got the news her son had been found. "When they found him, I just broke down and cried," said Yvonne Graham, mother.

UPDATE: Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said they belive they have found the hiker and are trying to get to him. 

PREVIOUS STORY: Rescue crews are searching for a hiker Friday morning who was last seen Thursday night with his mother at the Walls of Jericho in Jackson County. 

According to Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the man got seperated from his mother. She made it out okay. Crews were out searching Thursday night and are searching again Friday morning. A helicopter with the Alabama Law Enforment Agency is joining in on the search. 

WAAY 31 has a news crew headed to the scene. We will have more information as it becomes available. 

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