2-hour rescue completed after person falls on trail behind Walmart in Conover

2-hour rescue completed after person falls on trail behind Walmart in Conover
Officials say the rescue took two hours to complete due to overgrown vegetation. (Source: Conover Fire Department)

CONOVER, NC (WBTV) - Officials completed a two-hour rescue of a person who fell on a trail behind a Walmart in Conover Saturday night.

According to the Conover Fire Department, the incident happened near the Walmart on Zelkova Court NW.

Crews completed a carry-out extrication of the person who fell on the trail.

Officials say the rescue took two hours to complete due to overgrown vegetation.

The person was taken to the hospital with possible cold-related injuries.

Officials say the person had gotten lost in an area of overgrown vegetation in the woods.

The vegetation made it difficult for firefighters to access the person and extricate them.

The Conover Fire Department and Claremont Rescue worked together on the rescue.

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