UPDATE: Whitfield County dispatchers confirm crews found the hiker after 6:00 p.m.


A search for a missing hiker is underway along the Pinhoti Trail in Whitfield County.

A sheriff's department spokesperson said a call about the missing person came in around 3:15 pm Saturday.

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Natural Resources are searching for the person.

Stay with Channel 3 for updates on this developing story.