Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Hiker largely unhurt after tumbling 1,000 feet near Blue Ridge Parkway
editor's pick

Hiker largely unhurt after tumbling 1,000 feet near Blue Ridge Parkway

A hiker in North Carolina was rescued largely unhurt after slipping from an overlook near the Blue Ridge Parkway and tumbling about 1,000 feet

  • Updated
  • 0
{{featured_button_text}}

PISGAH FOREST — A hiker in North Carolina was rescued largely unhurt after slipping from an overlook near the Blue Ridge Parkway and tumbling about 1,000 feet.

The hiker was able to walk with assistance after rescue crews rappelled about 150 feet down Slate Rock in the Pisgah National Forest to reach him, The Charlotte Observer reported, citing a statement from the Transylvania County Rescue Squad.

The hiker, who was not identified, was on a trail two hours before sunrise Sunday when he fell from the overlook, the squad said. Slate Rock is a largely barren rock outcropping known for its view of mountain peaks in western North Carolina.

“We estimate he rolled/tumbled almost 1,000 feet from start to finish," rescuers said. “Somehow, he only had minor injuries.”

The nearly six-hour operation marked the third rescue of a hiker in the state this year. In February, a hiker fell at Hanging Rock State Park and was hospitalized. In January, a hiker was critically injured after falling 50 feet at Pilot Mountain State Park.

For copyright information, check with the distributor of this item, The Charlotte Observer.

Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

  • Updated

Apr. 8—Wake County has paused its COVID-19 vaccination clinic at PNC Arena after "a number" of patients had adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Thursday, a county spokeswoman told The News & Observer. Stacy Beard, the county spokeswoman, did not immediately know how many people had the reactions, but said that staff wanted to pause for the day "out of an abundance of ...

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

Breaking News

News Alert