Man Hiking Appalachian Trail Rescue in Great Smoky Mountains
An Appalachian Trail rescue took place over Easter weekend. A 56-year-old man from Birmingham had to rescued in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after a storm hit. Brad Phillips was hiking with two other family members Friday when a quick-moving storm arrived dropping rain and the temperature. He suffered hypothermia and was unable to get to safety while hiking. The other family members left him after Brad urged them to leave him under some bushes for cover and to go for help.
They returned hours later with help. Mr. Phillips was picked up by a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter and he was taken to UT Medical hospital. He is reportedly fine now after suffering hypothermia from the rain and cold temperatures. It was a Good Friday indeed!
See the video on youtube…