Hiker rescued in the Red River Gorge after ankle injury

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A scary situation for a hiker in the Red River Gorge after he was rescued when crews found him in the early stages of hypothermia with an ankle injury.

The Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team says a six person team found the hiker on the banks of a small creek.

The hiker needed to be warmed quickly and carried out in a rescue basket.

Wolfe County Search & Rescue says the injured hiker is a regular visitor and called him a “very pleasant soul,” during the rescue.

It adds he’s invited back anytime.

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