Brevard Firefighter Helps With Helo-Aquatic Team Rescue


Last updated 6/13/2019 at 9:38am

Members of the North Carolina Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team, known as NC HART, airlifted an injured hiker and his dog Wednesday from a remote area on White Oak Mountain near Mill Spring in Polk County.

The elderly man became lost in the woods yesterday evening, and Polk County rescuers searched for him all night, locating him at about 7 a.m. Wednesday.

He was injured from a fall and too weak to walk out, so local rescuers requested assistance from the NC HART program. The NC HART crew arrived and hoisted the injured hiker and his dog into the aircraft, along with four tired rescuers who had...

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