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UPDATE: Hiker falls 30 feet in Prentice Cooper

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - A hiker fell roughly 30 feet down slope on Cumberland Trail of Prentice Cooper State Park located on Suck Creek Mountain. 

The call came in around 4:30 Friday afternoon.   Rescue crews located the man about 3 and 1/2 miles within the woods sitting up and conscious, but in a lot of pain. Three people and a dog were with him.

A cave and cliff team from Hamilton County were called in to help with the rescue.  

A medical crew was sent to evaluate at the hiker before transporting.  He is suffering from internal injuries. 

Channel 3 had a team at the scene when the hiker was pulled to safety and loaded into the ambulance. 

It took 35-people to coordinate this rescue. 
 
The hiker was taken by ambulance to meet Life Force where he was flown to the hospital. 

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 




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