Hiker suffers injury after falling at Crowder's Mountain State Park

(Photos courtesy Jim Landis, Fire & Life Safety Educator/Public Information)
(Photos courtesy Jim Landis, Fire & Life Safety Educator/Public Information)

By Jeff Rivenbark - email

CROWDER'S MOUNTAIN, NC (WBTV) -  Nearly three dozen firefighters rescued a stranded hiker at Crowder's Mountain State Park Thursday afternoon.

A 35-year-old hiker fell about 25 feet from a rock and rolled another 50 feet down an embankment.

The patient suffered two broken arms and trauma to his head.

He was taken to a flat area where a medical helicopter landed and transported him to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

We do no know the patient's condition at this time.

The Gastonia Fire Department, Crowder's Mountain Fire Department, Gaston Life Saving, Gaston EMS, and the State Park Service assisted with the rescue.