Fire leads Baxter County rescue teams to 2 lost hikers in Ozark National Forest

  • Source: KYTV NBC 3 Springfield
  • Published: 05/22/2020 12:00 AM

Rescue workers Wednesday morning found two lost hikers alive in the Ozark National Forest in Baxter County, Ark.. At approximately 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff's Office was notified that two women from Big Flat, Arkansas had gone hiking in the Ozark National Forest in the area of Cook Road, which is a Forest Service Road. A family member had been looking for the two women, a mother and step-daughter, but had not been able to find them. Deputies and other responders were dispatched to the area. It was learned that Vickie Higginbotham, 49, and Sheila Honeycutt, 30, had left their home in Big Flat earlier in the day. They had managed to text Higginbotham's husband saying that they were lost and needed help in the area of Cook Road and Push Mountain Road.


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