GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Some visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were hurt when a tree fell during inclement weather.
According to park officials, rangers were called around 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday and told people touring Cades Cove had been injured. Rangers found a 41-year-old woman had been knocked unconscious by the falling tree and her 1-year-old daughter and 7-year-old nephew had also been injured.
The incident occurred at the Missionary Baptist Church. Foul weather prevented the use of a helicopter and the victims were taken by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville. Both children have been treated and released, the park service said in a later release.No names were immediately released.
Cades Cove is popular with tourists in the Smokies. It contains a collection of cabins, churches, outbuildings and a grist mill from the 1800s.
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