EAST RIDGE (WRCB) -- We have new details on the rescue of an East Ridge woman who disappeared while on a nature hike.

Members of East Ridge Police, Fire/Rescue, and Hamilton County STARS located Nancy Williams lying on the ground near a railroad bed. She was awake and alert but had several scratches and bruises.

 Crews had to carry Mrs. Williams out with a basket. She was transported to Parkridge East Hospital in stable condition.


EAST RIDGE (WRCB) -- Rescue workers found Nancy Williams close to the wooded area where she disappeared. According to Erik Hopkins, public information officer with East Ridge Police, Williams came out of the woods just before noon.

She was conscious with a few scratches. Paramedics will take her to a local hospital for an examination. Investigators will talk to her afterwards to determine what happened.


EAST RIDGE (WRCB) -- Police search for a woman who went for a walk on a nature trail Tuesday but did not come back home.

East Ridge Police responded to the call Tuesday night at 528 Meadowlark Trail. A family member told officers that Nancy Louise Williams, 67, went for a walk around 5:00pm. 

Officers and firefighters searched the surrounding neighborhoods for Mrs. Williams. She is known to frequent a nature trail on Blue Bird Circle. Members of the Hamilton County STARS rescue squad helped search of the wooded area.

 Mrs. Williams is described as a 5'4" 120lbs with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue pants, glasses, and tennis shoes. Police are asking anyone with information into Mrs. Williams's whereabouts to contact police immediately.