UPDATE: According to an official, John Burleson, from the Carter County Rescue Squad the hiker was located and extracted from the woods. Burleson said that the hiker was well-prepared and was out hiking and camping but suffered a medical emergency while doing so.

The rescue squad used all-terrain vehicles and a team on foot to make their way to the hiker and extricate them.


CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Rescue crews are working on an active rescue mission for an injured hiker.

According to John Burleson with the Carter County Rescue Squad, crews are actively working to rescue an injured hiker in the Laurel Falls area of Hampton, Tennessee.