Two missing teen hikers found safe in Hanging Rock area of Scott Co.

UPDATE: Two teens who were reportedly went missing while hiking Wednesday in Scott County were found by emergency teams Wednesday evening.

According to Captain Greg Marshall with the Nickelsville rescue squad , the teens — a boy and a girl — were found in the Hanging Rock area, where they were reportedly hiking with their grandfather when they were separated.

“He lost track of them,” said Marshall. “They got separated so we called the search. We received notice… that they had been located at the top of the mountain in the parking lot of the Falls.”

Officials said the teens were not injured.

Emergency responders within Scott County found the missing teens. Med-flight was also called in as a precaution.


SCOTT COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – A search is currently underway for two missing juveniles in Southwest Virginia.

Scott County emergency dispatchers told News Channel 11 the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is searching the Hanging Rock area of the county for the missing juvenile hikers.

We have a reporter in the area and we’ll continue to update you on-air and online as information becomes available.

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