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UPDATE: Man rescued after falling 75 feet

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Crews have rescued a man at Hog Skin Branch Trail, Wednesday afternoon. 

Amy Maxwell with Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management says around 3:30 p.m. on a report of a man that had fallen about 75 feet. 

Fire officials say the man suffered a broken leg and a head injury. Around 5 p.m. rescue personnel said the man was being loaded onto a 6-wheeler and met up with an ambulance to be transported to Erlanger. 


PREVIOUS STORY: The HCSO is temporarily closing Montlake Road beginning at the 300 block near the entrance to the Blue Hole through to the top of the mountain due to numerous emergency apparatus blocking the roadway responding to a high fall victim.

Motorists should avoid this area at this time so that emergency crews may appropriately respond.

It is unclear at this time when the road will be reopened.

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