published Monday, November 28th, 2011

Video: Hamilton County EMS reports three missing kayakers found safe

Emergency and rescue workers gather at the command post near Mowbry Mountain Monday. The workers are searching for three kayakers reported missing since Sunday. Recent heavy rains have swollen creeks and rivers.
Emergency and rescue workers gather at the command post near Mowbry Mountain Monday. The workers are searching for three kayakers reported missing since Sunday. Recent heavy rains have swollen creeks and rivers.
Photo by Angela Lewis.
  • Kayakers returned safely from Pocket Wilderness
    A search was launched Sunday after three kayakers failed to return from the North Chickamauga Pocket Wilderness near Mowbray Mountain. The kayakers were caught by rapidly rising waters and spent the night on the shore, then safely returned Monday afternoon.

Three male kayakers who failed to return home Sunday have reportedly been found safe.

Cody Stokes, 22, Jason McCroskey, 23, and David Levitt, 35, were found walking out of the Pocket Wilderness trails wet and hungry but uninjured, according to a news release from Hamilton County Emergency Services.

Earlier 14 rescue team members had headed to Paradise Falls in the Pocket Wilderness area on Mowbray Mountain to "watch" the falls for any sign of the three missing kayakers.

Mowbray Mountain Fire officials had previously reported that they had four teams going to the falls.

Fire personnel had also been stationed at the mouth of Chickamauga Creek to watch for the kayakers as well, Amy Maxwell of the Hamilton County Emergency Services said.

Emergency responders have been searching the Barker Park area in the Pocket Wilderness.

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McRand said...

Well, that was a of of info. So, where were they found, in a bar?

November 28, 2011 at 12:57 p.m.
vtchattanooga said...

Are they ok?

November 28, 2011 at 1 p.m.
phrasewrite said...

Who, What, Why, When, Where ... the basic journalism 101 is missing.

November 28, 2011 at 2:58 p.m.
docspop said...

Maybe they were with Ron Littlefield.

November 28, 2011 at 3 p.m.
PinkSalmon said...

They should be required to pay for the time they had everyone out looking for them.

November 29, 2011 at 7:19 a.m.
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