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Crews rescue stranded climber in Greene Co.

December 6th, 2013 4:45 pm by Associated Press

Crews rescue stranded climber in Greene Co.

GREENEVILLE — Rescue crews in East Tennessee have rescued a hiker stranded on a ledge near Margarette Falls.

WATE-TV reports that the man was rescued via helicopter and brought to safety Friday afternoon.

Officials
say the climber dressed in shorts and a T-shirt had been trapped on the
25-square-foot ledge since the day before, but that he had been able to
build a fire during the night.

Rescue crews from Greene and
Washington counties had been unable to reach the hiker overnight, and
fog had thwarted earlier efforts to reach him by helicopter.


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