Crews locate group of moms, children missing in North Alabama wilderness

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A group of moms and 11 children were found in the Sipsey Wilderness after going missing Wednesday afternoon in the Bankhead National Forest.

Crews say they located the group around 5:10 a.m. Thursday morning. According to the sheriff’s office, they were located 8 miles into the forest and about 2 hours from the trailhead. 

Reports say the group started the Thompson Trail Wednesday around 11:00 a.m.

The youngest of the group was reported to be 18-months-old.

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