Missing man found safe near Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel

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WALHALLA, SC (WSPA) – A missing person was located safely Sunday morning after a search that lasted several hours.

On Saturday shortly after 8 p.m., the Walhalla Fire Dept received word of a possible missing white male in his 40’s near the Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel.

Emergency personnel began searching the area and had to halt the search due to lightning and rain at about 10:45 p.m.

The missing person was located Sunday morning at about 7 a.m.

Fire officials said the person is okay but was dehydrated and wet from the overnight storms.

The individual left under his own power and is safely returning home, the Walhalla Fire Chief said.

Responders from Walhalla Fire, Walhalla Rescue, Mountain Rest Rescue, Walhalla Police Department, Oconee County Special Rescue, Oconee County Emergency Services, and Prisma Health participated in the search.

The Stumphouse Tunnel park will be closed to the public on Sunday July 21, due to incident operations.

We will share more information as it become available.

Check back for updates.

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