Eight Boy Scouts and three adults from Troop 217 are missing in the in the Great Smoky Mountains near Cruso, N.C. in Haywood County. They failed to return from their weekend trip.
Rescue teams headed into the mountains of North Carolina on Monday in search of eight Boy Scouts and their leaders who failed to return from a camping trip over the weekend.
Several of the troop members had cell phones, but the cell phone service in the area is spotty. Lisa Logan, the mother of one missing Scout, said she suspected the group simply got off scheduled and decided to camp out for one more night.
The search is a precaution, said Charity Sharp, spokeswoman for the Cruso Fire Department.
“There’s eight children up there, so we want to make sure everyone’s OK. There’s a possibility they could be hurt,” she said. Three adults were with the group. (Fox News)
Lisa Logan, another mother whose son and husband are missing, said the scouts left their planned route through the forest and that she believes the group was running behind and set up camp along the route when it started getting dark.
“I think, more likely than not, they got behind in their schedule, saw they weren’t going to get out by dark, decided it was probably safer for all the boys to just stop, camp and just come out in the morning,” she said. “I feel like that is what they are doing.”