Hiker seriously injured in 35-foot fall on Lowry Falls Trail near Reliance

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Posted 5/25/20

A hiker exploring the Lowry Falls Trail in Polk County on Saturday slipped on rocks and fell 35 feet, sustaining serious injuries, according to emergency response officials.According to reports, the …

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Hiker seriously injured in 35-foot fall on Lowry Falls Trail near Reliance

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A hiker exploring the Lowry Falls Trail in Polk County on Saturday slipped on rocks and fell 35 feet, sustaining serious injuries, according to emergency response officials.

According to reports, the rescue  scene drew 13 fire departments and 63 rescue personnel from the region. In order to get to the scene of the accident, emergency crews hiked 1 1/2 miles on the elevated trail. 

Lowry Falls Trail is located at the 5-Mile-Marker on Highway 30 near Reliance.

The 32-year-old hiker reportedly suffered serious injuries and was transported to Erlanger by helicopter, according to West Polk Fire & Rescue Department officials. 

The hiker, reported to be a male, was not identified by the West Polk Fire & Rescue Department. Officials also did not confirm whether he is from the region or outside the state.

A preliminary report of agencies responding to the scene included the Hamilton County Rescue Cave and Cliff Team, Polk County Rope Rescue, Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department, Englewood Fire Department, Etowah Fire Department and Athens Fire Department, as well as Mutual Aid chiefs Dewey Woody and Mike Williams.

Others on the scene could not be confirmed.

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