(WVLT) - Two Knoxville residents have arrived in Southeastern Kentucky to help in the search for a missing hunter.
Norman Harp disappeared Saturday morning while hunting in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Whitley County. Crews have been searching every day in the dense forest but so far have not found Harp. They are now getting some help from two people from Knoxville. Kim Turner and Jerry York arrived at the command post late Wednesday afternoon but they are the first to bring horses with them. They say they have ridden their horses through the area before and are eager to help out.
Kim Turner says she doesn't know Harp or his family but thinking about him alone in the woods made her want to join the rescue effort. "I just put myself in that situation. What if I got lost? I'd want people to volunteer to come out and look for me or my children," Turner said.
Rescue teams are still hopeful that Norman Harp is alive, and have no plans to call off the search. Turner and York say they don't have plans on leaving soon either. "I hope he's well and I hope we find him, and he's ok and everything," said York.
Tuner said, "We're packed for at least two or three days."
Harp has diabetes and crews are concerned about his health because he may not be getting the insulin and food he needs and may be disoriented. Some neighbors spotted a man near a gravel road late Tuesday night, and think it may have been him. Search crews will begin their sixth day of searching for harp later this morning.