Hiker Rescued from Ramsey Cascades Trail in Great Smoky Mountains

Hiker rescued from trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Park Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains were called on to respond to an unconscious hiker on the Ramsey Cascades Trail in the Greenbrier area about 6 miles from Gatlinburg, TN shortly after noon on Tuesday May 13, 2014. The unconscious hiker had apparently fallen during a hike. Other hikers performed rescue breathing for the victim until he regained breathing on his own. Responders included park rangers. EMTs and paramedics. The man was transported by helicopter using  a rescue litter to get him into the helicopter. The male hiker was identified as Mark Lehmahn, age 58, from Waynesville. The Ramsey Cascades Trail is considered a strenuous trail taking about 5-7 hours to hike the 8 mile round trip trail with a steep increase in elevation along the way.

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