Saturday, August 29, 2009

Missing Hiker in Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been Found Alive and Well.

After a very harrowing past few days, missing 70 year old hiker in the Great Smoky Mountains national park Albert Morgan Briggs of Pigeon Forge Tennessee was just found alive and well.

Rangers and volunteers have been looking since Wednesday for experienced hiker Albert Morgan Briggs when he was reported as overdue from a backpacking trip that started Saturday in the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains national park.

A press conference will be held in about an hour at the national park headquarters and we will give the full details of Mr. Briggs rescue after the conference.

We have received numerous call and emails here about Mr. Morgan Briggs character by those who knew him and are so glad that the conclusion to the search and rescue had such a happy ending.

2 comments:

stayinginformed said...

It is good that Morgan was found alive and well, however, those many callers who testified to his "character" obviously don't know him very well.

Smokies Hiker said...

I have heard only good things about his service for many years in the park and helping others and the work he had done.