Injured Camper Safe After Rescue From Hiking Trail

DAYTON, Tenn. (WDEF) – An injured camper is safe tonight after being rescued from the Pocket Wilderness hiking trails this morning.

According to officials, the male – whose age is currently unknown – was camping on the trails with friends last night when he tripped and fell on fell on a branch, which impaled his thigh.

With no cell service, and no daylight, members of the group had to hike out of the woods to call for help.  Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), Sequoyah VFD, and Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue responded to the scene.

The rescue took  a little more than six hours, and the injured camper was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Categories: Local News, Rhea County

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *