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Harper’s Creek Shelter : Rescue Underway For Injured Hiker On AT : UPDATE : Hiker On Way To Hospital 4:07 PM

[ 0 ] April 27, 2018 |

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Near Harper’s Creek Shelter
Appalachian Trail
Nelson County, Virginia

4:07 PM:

Jason Pugh with Wintergreen fire tells us, “Hiker out of the woods being transported to hospital now.”

12:47 PM:

Chief @curtissheets with @WTGFireRescue says, “Removal has started. Will take hours,” regarding injured hiker on AT near Harpers Creek Shelter.

‬12 noon

Chief @curtissheets with @WTGFireRescue says crews have made contact with injured hiker on AT near Harpers Creek Shelter. More as we know.

Rescue crews from Nelson County including Wintergreen Fire & Rescue are in the process of locating and helping get an injured hiker off of the AT near Harper’s Creek Shelter.

WF&R Chief Curtis Sheets confirmed his department is providing support with other agencies.

The initial dispatch came in as a head injury.

More as we know.

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