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Trail rescue

Monday members of Whitley City, Eagle-Sawyer and Pine Knot Fire Departments responded to an emergency call for help at Trail number 9, Cumberland Falls. A South Carolina woman was hiking the trail when she fell approximately 25 feet over a cliff that was near the trail, breaking her leg. The Fire Department members set up rope lines and conducted a high angle rescue bringing the injured woman up to the trail. McCreary EMS was standing by and transported her to the hospital. Trail # 9, also known as Eagle Falls Trail, reports the majority of hiker injuries in the Cumberland Falls area who need assistance from emergency responders.


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