Rock Climbers Rescued from Mowbray Mountain

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — First responders from several agencies had to rescue two men out rock climbing on Friday night.

It happened at 6:30 p.m. at 354 Montlake Road on the foot of Mowbray Mountain.

A caller told 911 a 24-year-old man fell 30 to 40 feet, and hit his head on a rock.

The other climber’s injuries were minor.

When Mowbray volunteer firefighters got there, they had to request more help from other agencies for rescue efforts.

The terrain was rough, and the man’s head injury was serious.

It took first responders about two hours to secure the injured climber, and use a low-angle rope system to bring him out of the woods.

They then took him to Erlanger Medical Center.

TWRA, Tennessee State Parks, Dallas Bay VFD, and Chattanooga Fire Department also responded.

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