Hiker rescued on Laurel Falls trail


HAMPTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — Emergency crews successfully rescued an injured hiker in Carter County on Monday.

The Carter County Rescue Squad says the female hiker was brought out around 8 pm. and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The hiker was located on a trail to Laurel Falls about three miles from Highway 321.

It took rescue personnel nearly three hours to get the hiker out.

The rescue squad says the hiker was injured in a fall.

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