Helicopter finds lost hiker

BURKE COUNTY, NC (WBTV)- For the second time in two days, officials in Burke County have successfully rescued a hiker.

Relatives became worried when a woman did not return home Friday evening. They alerted authorities, who found her vehicle at Table Rock Picnic Area just before 8 pm.

The discovery prompted a rescue effort that included several local fire departments and a highway patrol helicopter.

The woman was located Saturday, thanks to that helicopter.

Rescue workers told WBTV at noon on Saturday that the woman was walking towards the staging area, with assistance of rescue crews. She's expected to be okay.