UPDATE: Crews safely rescue injured hiker in Pocket Wilderness
Volunteer firefighters are working to escort a person out of Pocket Wilderness, following an ankle injury.
UPDATE: Members of the Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department safely rescued a 36-year-old man Thursday who sustained an ankle injury after a fall of about 10 feet from a rock in the Pocket Wilderness.
The Sequoyah VFD and Dallas Bay VFD joined in the efforts for additional manpower, according to Amy Maxwell of Hamilton County EMS.
Rescuers were able to find the injured man who was about a 1/4 mile into the woods and HCEMS escorted him out. The rescue efforts lasted nearly an hour.
PREVIOUS STORY: Volunteer firefighters are working to escort a person out of Pocket Wilderness, following an ankle injury.
Hamilton County first responders were dispatched to Pocket Wilderness, at 354 Montlake Road, shortly after 11:15 Thursday morning.
Firefighters were dispatched minutes later to assist with bringing the patient out of the woods.
A spokesperson for Hamilton County EMS tells Channel 3 the patient is not very far into the woods and was easily located.
Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story.