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Hiker Rescued after fall at “Pocket” State Park

Sunday night, just after 8 pm Central Time, the Dunlap Fire Department was requested along with Signal Mountain Fire Department to assist with a rope rescue in Rhea County. The request was made through the Tri-State Mutual Aid Association for our Technical Rescue Team. A female hiker had gotten lost and injured in the “Pocket” State Park area on Dayton Mountain.

Dunlap Rescue responded to the scene and met personnel from Rhea County Rescue Squad, Rhea County EMA, Rhea County EMS, Tennessee State Parks, and Signal Mountain Fire. Rescuers made contact with the hiker, who did not appear to be seriously injured. Multiple haul systems were set up to assist the hiker and rescuers up the rocky terrain of the mountainside. Once up, the hiker was transferred to Rhea County EMS.

Pictures courtesy of FFE Jonathan Snyder, FFE Trey Birdwell, and Lieutenant Christopher Walker. FFE Hunter Schuman was also on scene.