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Hiker rescued in Polk Co.


FOR NOW ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS HOPING TO HEAR NEWS OF WHEN THEY CAN FINISH THE INVESTIGATION. SINCE IT’S ABOUT 50 LOOKING DOWN IN THE QUARRY AWAY FROM WHERE WE CAN SEE RIGHT NOW, THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN SAY EXCEPT WE’LL HAVE TO WAIT. THANK YOU. NEW AT NOON, AN ELDERLY HIKER WAS RESCUED BY HELICOPTER AFTER HE WAS HURT AND SPENT THE NIGHT IN THE WOODS. WE GOT THIS VIDEO OF A MAN IN HIS MID 70’S LIFTED OUT THIS MORNING. THE COUNTY EMERGENCY DIRECTOR SAID HE WAS HIKING WHITE OAK MOUNTAIN WHEN HE INJURED HIS LEG. THE MAN WAS BEGINNING TO SUFFER HYPOTHERMIA AFTER BEING OUTDOORS OVERNIGHT. RESCUE CREWS WERE ALREADY OUT THERE FOR SCHEDULED TRAINING. THEY GOT A LIVE SCENARIO INSTEAD OF A TRAINING EXERCISE. THE HIKER IS HEADED BACK HOME I. AHELICOPTER WAS USED IN PART BECAUSE OF THE STEEP TERRAIN WHERE THAT HIKER WAS FOUND. IS SEARCH RESUMES FOR A TEENAGER

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