Rescued: woman falls 30 feet, breaks bones near Carter County wa

Rescued: woman falls 30 feet, breaks bones near Carter County waterfall

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Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN. Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN.
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CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

A woman suffered a broken arm and leg when she fell about 30-feet near Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County Wednesday afternoon.

News Channel 11 learned around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday that rescue crews received a call around 1:30 p.m..

Crews traveled three miles by ATVs to reach the injured woman.

The victim's name was not released by rescue crews, but they described her as being in her 60's.

The rescue effort took about five hours.  Crews walked out of the wooded area carrying the victim on a stretcher.


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