LINVILLE — Avery County Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Buchanan said a woman was carried out from the Profile Trail after she broke her leg while hiking on Saturday, Aug. 10.
“It wasn’t a compound fracture, but it was a significant break,” Buchanan said.
Two other injuries in the area recently resulted in a pair of helicopter rescues. Buchanan said in this case the helicopter was not an option, and first responders staged a carryout operation that took six hours to get the woman out of the park.
Linville-Central Rescue Squad, Linville, Foscoe and Spruce Pine volunteer fire departments, and the Avery County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the incident.