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Emergency Crew Rescues Injured Hiker In Red River Gorge

Posted at 10:48 AM, Nov 11, 2018

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — An emergency crew with the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team came to the aid of a hiker Saturday afternoon after she was injured in the Red River Gorge.

According to the group, it received a 911 call around 2:30 p.m. after a female hiker injured her knee near Eagle Point Buttress.

The group’s crew members located and carried the hiker out. In addition to the knee injury, the hiker also suffered from mild hypothermia.

The rescue operation lasted more that four hours.

The group says a climber also was injured in Muir Valley but was able to exit the area with help from other climbers.

Photo courtesy of the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team