Two teens who got lost while hiking at Jones Gap State Park in Greenville County, SC have been found safe.
The teens, who are Bob Jones University students, showed up about 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 at Terra Nova Center on Reasonover Road in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina, rescue crews said. They were found nine miles from where they started hiking.
The search for the teens began around 8 p.m. Sunday on the Hospital Rock and Cleveland Connector Trails at Jones Gap State Park, according to the Cedar Mountain Volunteer Fire/Rescue President.
An 18-year-old man, a 19-year-old female and two friends started hiking in the Falls Creek Falls area near the state park. They were planning to hike to Pretty Place Chapel.
The two friends decided not to continue the hike and went back to their car. They drove to Pretty Place Chapel to wait for the other two, but they did not show up.
The missing hikers were not prepared to spend the night in the woods, according to rescue crews. They did not take food, water or flashlights.