Hiker rescued after fall in stable condition
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October 02, 2012 09:30 AM | 468 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man who fell about 25 feet while hiking on a trail near a north Georgia waterfall is in stable condition.

Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford tells The Times of Gainesville that the 22-year-old was in stable condition Monday afternoon at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

A state helicopter rescued the hiker, a Cumming man whose name wasn’t released, after Friday’s accident near Cochran Falls in Dawson County. Rescuers put the hiker on a stretcher, and a helicopter from the Department of Natural Resources hoisted him into the air.

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Information from: The Times.

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