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GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Tenn. (WVLT) - Crews in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park rescued an injured hiker and took him to an ambulance Wednesday.
The 51-year old man fell on his way down from Mount LeConte around 11:30 a.m. and broke his leg.
Around 15 rescue workers hiked to the injured man and have been carrying him to the trailhead.
Officials say he was hiking with a group of people who stayed with him until rescuers reached them.
His name has not been released.
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