Hiker rescued after fall in Red River Gorge

RED RIVER GORGE (WTVQ)- Saturday night a hiker fell in the Red River Gorge as a bad storm came through.

The Wolfe County Search and Resuce Team says lightning almost struck the hiker and he was trying to seek shelter when he fell down an embankment and went over a small cliff on Auxier Ridge Trail.

Around 8 p.m. Saturday night, rescue crews found him.

Miraculously, he wasn’t hurt so rescuers say they put him in a harness and raised him up the nearly 200 foot cliff line.

The hiker is now reportedly home in Nashville.

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