HOPKINS (WACH) - National Park Service Rangers report that they have made voice and visual contact with JR Kimbler and his two children about two times off the trail in the Congaree National Park.
According to the National Park Service, all three have been rescued, and are in safe and stable condition.
The Park Service reported that they were working with search and rescue teams to find the missing family.
Search teams have been looking for the three since about midnight on Sunday morning, after Kimbler sent a text message he was lost.National Park Service Rangers and search teams had been looking JR Kimbler and his two children, ages 6 and 10, since midnight on Sunday morning. Search teams say about noon Sunday they heard Kimbler call out for help, but were unable to locate him. Rangers made voice and visual contact with Kimbler and his two children about two times off of the trail in the Congaree National Park. The Department of Natural Resources, Richland County Sheriff??s Department, The Congaree Park Rangers, The Columbia Fire Department, and air support helped with the search of the family. The Congaree National Park will reopen today at 2pm, but Visitor Center will be closed for the day.