A man who was missing for two days in the Pisgah National Forest just outside of Brevard, North Carolina was located yesterday, authorities in the area say.
According to the the Transylvania County Sheriff’s office, John Marshall Fullbright, Jr. was found “alive and well” around 4 p.m. on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan 24.
The 37 year-old had apparently lost his bearings after straying from his campsite on Avery Creek Road in search of firewood.
When he was finally found, Fullbright—who had been missing since Monday—was still relatively close to his campsite.
“He took a map and went to get firewood. His girlfriend said when she woke up he was gone,” said Capt. Kevin Creasman told the Asheville Citizen Times.
Fullbright was rescued with help from the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Department, Transylvania County Search and Rescue, Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, Brevard Rescue Squad, Henderson County Rescue and members of nearby volunteer fire department. The search and rescue efforts, which began on Monday and continued until Fullbright was located yesterday afternoon, included helicopter assistance.