LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon with gusty winds near 40 mph and 1" hail. Localized flooding is also a concern as over an inch of rain is possible in places today.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- A Sevier County businessman and contractor has been critically injured in a fall.
Lester Bohanan, 68, is listed in critical condition at UT Medical Center Tuesday morning.
His half brother, Duane Dodgen says Bohanan and his son Danny were feeding horses at a barn at 450 Collier Road in Sevierville, Monday evening.
Dodgen says Danny left to close a gate and when he returned discovered Bohanan had fallen from the loft of the barn.
Sevierville Firefighters responded to the scene and helped get Bohanan into the Lifestar helicopter.
Dodgen says Bohanan is suffering from serious neck injuries, but the family should know more about his injuries later Tuesday.
Dodgen says Bohanan was a contractor and had at one time owned some businesses is Sevier County.
Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and volunteertv.com for continued coverage of this developing news story.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.