Squad Responds After Hiker Slides 175 Feet – Pisgah National Forest
Last updated 4/7/2021 at 3:01pm
On Sunday morning, Transylvania County Rescue Squad (TCRS) rescued a hiker who had slid approximately 175 feet down Slate Rock in Pisgah National Forest.
The hiker sustained minor injuries but was able to walk out of the forest after being rescued from his fall, according to TCRS Chief Dale Whitlock.
"We had to go up and locate him, repel over the rock down to him and locate him," Whitlock said. "We found him in pretty good spirits."
Whitlock said rescuers were dispatched to the incident at 5:03 a.m., Sunday, after the man, who had been camping up on the rock, slid over the edge.