Injured hiker rescued from Mt. LeConte

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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