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Woman rescued after injuring leg hiking in Red River Gorge

Posted at 5:13 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 05:13:44-04

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Rescue crews aided a hiker who suffered a severe leg injury Monday evening in Red River Gorge.

The rescue operation took place about 6 p.m. near the border between Wolfe and Menifee counties.

Wolfe County Search and Rescue team members said they responded to the short-cut trail to Cloud Splitter, near Campton, where they reported finding the injured woman.

Crew members put her leg in splint and were able to carry her out in a stoke basket.

The woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment, although her condition was not disclosed.