Hiker Rescued in Great Smoky Mountains National Park After Falling

A hiker rescued from a popular trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recovering. The man was hiking on Mt. LeConte (near Gatlinburg, TN) and suffered a fall and a back injury while hiking on Alum Cave Trail on Sunday. Park Rangers reached the man about 2 hours after his fall, but due to severe storms Sunday night they were unable to remove him from the site. After putting up a tent and a tarp to protect the injured hiker the rescue resumed the next morning on Monday and he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The 61 year old man who is from Michigan is recovering.

Map of Mt. LeConte

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