Missing 64-Year-Old Female Hiker Found Tied to a Tree

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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — Talk about a plot twist. An elderly hiker who disappeared in North Carolina… was found tied to a tree!

“She’s not deceased at this time,” a rescue worker at the scene told a dispatcher. “She is tied to a tree. This is the one they were looking for.”

The 64-year-old woman was found off a trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County. Rescuers started looking for her after her friend called 911 Thursday. She was located about an hour later.

She’s been rushed to the hospital. No word on her condition. And there is no suspect information available at this time.