A Stevenson man, reported missing by family members Thursday, was found alive and well Sunday, according to Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

“Our worst fears proved to thankfully not be true,” said Harnen.

Harnen said members of the sheriff’s office and the Scottsboro-Jackson County Rescue Squad spent Saturday searching  at Champion Springs, off County Road 287 in Stevenson, for David Henry Higgins, 48.

“They didn’t locate him Saturday, but did find some items that belonged to him,” said Harnen.

On Sunday, Harnen said as rescue members and deputies were traveling to search again that found Higgins walking on the road.

“He said he had gotten lost,” said Harnen. “He was checked out by medical personnel and appeared fine, other than probably being tired and hungry.”

Harnen said Higgins and another man went hunting for Ginseng Wednesday. Harnen said the man let Higgins off a four-wheeler they riding to go his own way hunting.

At the end of the day, Harnen said the man said he couldn’t find Higgins.

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