Two hunters who disappeared during a stormy overnight have emerged from the woods.
Craven County Emergency Manager Stanley Kite tells WITN, the two men were found around 7:20 a.m. They had been hunting at Catfish Lake near New Bern. Kite says the two got lost in the woods and had a rough night with the stormy weather.
Craven County started searching for the two at 2 a.m. Thursday. No one had heard from the hunters since 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. They were reported missing to authorities in Onslow County.
The names of the hunters have not been released.
Craven County dispatchers say the search is focused on the Catfish Lake area, which is about seven miles east of New Bern, on Highway 55. The PEDRO helicopter has been called out to search for the two missing hunters by air.
Dispatchers say the initial report came from Onslow County, but the search is at Catfish Lake in Craven County.
We will update this story with new details as soon as possible.