Tennessee Rescuers Try to Reach Hiker on Ledge - News - @ JEMS.com


Tennessee Rescuers Try to Reach Hiker on Ledge

Wind prevented the use of a helicopter near Margarette Falls


 
 

| Friday, December 6, 2013


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rescue crews in Tennessee are trying to rescue a hiker stranded on a ledge near Margarette Falls.

The Greeneville Sun (http://bit.ly/1eUYV2E) reports Greene and Washington county rescue squads tried to reach the person overnight but weren't successful.

Bucky Ayers of the Greene County Rescue Squad told the newspaper that it became unsafe for rescuers to climb, and it was too windy to get a helicopter to the climber's position.

He says local officials are working with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to try to bring in a military helicopter for the rescue about 80 miles east of Knoxville.

Ayers says the climber was dressed in shorts and a T-shirt but was able to build a fire during the night.

A second hiker fell from the ledge Thursday and was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

___

Information from: The Greeneville Sun, http://www.greenevillesun.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Mobile Category: 
News


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, wilderness rescue, wilderness, hikers

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Glendale Firefighters Suspended for Punching Patient

Excessive force was used on a combative patient.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Vancouver Chemical Fire Causes Major Response

Hazmat incident sends smoke over port neighborhood.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Salt Lake City Firefighters Injured in Firehouse Fire

Nine sent to a hospital with smoke inhalation.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Pennsylvania Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty

West End Ambulance medic killed at accident scene.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Plane Skids off Runway at LaGuardia Airport

Delta flight stops just short of Flushing Bay
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >