Mother And Son Found After Going Missing During Hike

CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. – Two hikers who went missing on Sunday evening were found on Monday, April 25.

April Tester and her eight-year-old son went hiking in the Harper Creek Trail area of Wilson creek. Tester and her son split from their family at the trailhead late Sunday afternoon and never returned to meet with the rest of the family.

Tester did not have any supplies and was unprepared for an overnight hike when she separated from her group. The mother and son managed to remain unharmed throughout the night.

A search team of approximately 80 people was sent from agencies throughout the region to locate the Tester and her son.

The two expressed their appreciation to all responders who assisted with the search,