A search is underway for two teenage boys who are missing off a trail at Stone Mountain State Park, according to a spokesperson for N.C. State Parks. The park is located in Wilkes and Alleghany Counties. Officials say the pair went backpack camping Friday night, and put their backpacks in a car before heading out on a hike Saturday.
State Park officials have identified the boys as Nick “Cole” Crawford and Alec McCoy. They are both 16 years old.
The teens called 911 Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. 20 people are out searching for the pair. Officials say they were able to get a GPS location, but are unsure how hard it will be to get to the boys.
Rescue crews were using a drone with a thermal camera to help with the search. Officials have not said when the search will be called off if the teens cannot be found.