POLK COUNTY, TN. (WRCB)-- A man missing from Clay County, North Carolina has been found.

A Polk County dispatcher tells Channel 3, 47-year-old Lonnie Matheson was found alive around 5:30 Sunday night.

He says EMS responders were currently checking him out.

Matheson was last seen a week ago.

He had been hiking in the woods since last Sunday when he called the Polk County Sheriff's Office, stating he was in trouble.

Search crews were concerned for the man's safety, given the rough terrain and cold weather.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office was joined by search and rescue crews from Bradley County and Cherokee County, North Carolina Saturday.

Matheson's exact condition is unknown at this time.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates as they become available.

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