Man Injured In Fall On Lookout Mountain During Hike
Thursday, December 5, 2019
- photo by Special Operations Chief Danny Hague
A man who suffered an arm injury while enjoying the outdoors was successfully located and brought out of the woods Thursday afternoon.
First responders were called to the 600 block of Ochs Highway. The man involved was hiking in the Glen Falls area when he fell on the trail. He was approximately a half mile from the entrance.
CFD’s Quint 14 responded and requested Squad 20 and their rescue ATV to go down the trail and extract the injured hiker, which they did.
The hiker’s condition is non-life threatening and he is stable.
Ochs Highway was shut down at Ochs Extension and Sanders Road during the rescue. Traffic was diverted to Scenic Highway.
Lookout Mountain Police and Chattanooga Police provided traffic control and detours.
HCEMS provided medical care.
Those responding were Quint 14, Squad 20, Battalion 1, Special Operations, CPD, Lookout Mountain Police Department and HCEMS.