AVERY COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man was rescued from Linville Gorge in Burke County Saturday morning after suffering from heart problems while camping.
Mountain rescue teams, local rescuers and an air crew worked together to rescue a 59 year old man who had been winter camping with a party along the Pinch-In trail near the river at the bottom of Linville Gorge when he began experiencing chest pains.
The rescuers administered first aid and advanced life support before he was airlifted to a local hospital.
Governor Roy Cooper said "We are grateful to all the rescuers who train extensively and were there to help in these cold and icy conditions."
The man's condition is unknown at this time.