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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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Female Hiker Injured On Appalachian Trail


(Cleveland)- White County firefighters with Automatic Aid from City of Helen Fire were dispatched to the report of a female hiker who had fallen on the Appalachian Trail north of Helen Thursday, injuring her ankle.  

White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said, first responders hiked in, stabilized the patient and placed the victim in a Stokes basket for removal.

The patient was carries out to the command post where she was transported by White County Emergency Medical Services to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment of injuries.  

Murphy said the total operation lasted three hours


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