Nashville Teen In Critical Condition After Fall In Pocket Wilderness

Saturday, January 12, 2013

A 19-year-old is in critical condition after a fall in the Pocket Wilderness near Soddy Daisy Saturday morning.

It was reported three young men traveled from Nashville to hike in the Pocket Wilderness. While on their hike, one of the young hikers slipped on the trail and fell 15 feet down the bluff, hit his head on a rock, and fell in a shallow creek.

At noon, one of the hikers called 911 for help. The Mowbray Mountain Volunteer Fire Department and Tennesse State Parks responded to Upper Hog Skin Branch (second entrance to Pocket Wilderness). When the Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department arrived, they immediately called for a Mutual Aid response for additional help. Hamilton County Emergency Services, Waldens Ridge Emergency Services, Sequoyah VFD, Hamilton County Cave and Cliff team, Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue responded.

The responders had to climb 200 feet up the bluff to get to the injured youth. Hamilton County EMS treated his injuries before extricating him in a Stokes basket on a rope line.

At 1:30 p.m., the responders placed him on Walden Ridge's six-wheeler and transported him to an ambulance where they drove him to the landing zone area to meet Life Force helicopter personnel. He was flown to Erlanger Hospital.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time.


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADKINS, PAMELA FAYE  10120 CLAIRE CIRCLE SODDY DAISY, 37379  Age at Arrest: 49 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County EVADING ARREST VIOLATION OF PROBATION(THEFT OF PROPERTY) VIOLATION OF PROBATION(THEFT OF PROPERTY) --- ANDRES, FELIPE  2001 28TH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37404  Age ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Firefighters Locate Lost Hiker At Rainbow Falls Trail Area

Signal Mountain firefighters located a lost hiker at the Rainbow Falls Trail area on Saturday afternoon. At 5:35 p.m. , Signal Mountain firefighters responded to 300 Ohio Ave. regarding a female hiker lost on the trails. At 5:45 p.m. , fire officials on the scene reported rescue teams entered the woods and hiked about one mile on the trail until they made physical contact ... (click for more)

Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way - And Response (2)

Often I visit Gold's Gym at Chestnut and 4th Street. I  park in the theater parking lot at Broad and 4th Street.  I depend on the walk signs to get me there safely.  Most days I almost get hit by someone turning left or right coming from the exit ramp off 27 or turning right on 4th street from Chestnut. This happened yesterday as I was almost mowed down by a garbage ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Girls - ‘I Can And I Will’

Every night after the Rodriguez girls went to sleep not that long ago in a grim, rat-infested basement apartment on Chicago’s South Side, their father – a boxing referee who came to America from Puerto Rico -- would kneel beside the girls’ bed and whisper in each child’s ear. Their parents made them sleep hot-dog style, tightly wrapped in the same sheet and pressed together to protect ... (click for more)

Unbeaten Baylor Volleyball Sweeps Three Region Foes

The Baylor Lady Red Raider volleyball team made a successful trip to Nashville this weekend where they remained unbeaten after 14 matches with wins over three region foes. Friday's match had Baylor sweeping Pope John Paul II by scores of 25-5, 25-10 and 25-11 before sweeping Ensworth and Father Ryan on Saturday.  Scores in the first match were 25-15, 25-12 and 25-5 while ... (click for more)

Mocs Volleyball Win Two Chattanooga Classic Matches Saturday

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team captured 3-0 sweeps against Presbyterian College and Mississippi Valley State on Saturday, their third sweep in as many matches as part of the Chattanooga Classic – presented by Hampton Inn & Suites (Downtown Chattanooga) – held in Maclellan Gym. The Mocs won the first two sets by scores of 25-10 and 25-14 before clinching the match ... (click for more)