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A short video of late last night into the early morning today of the “man down” rescue on Bluff Mountain. Update: Play video for soundPosted by Waldens Creek Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
A man stranded for three days on a mountain after crashing an all-terrain vehicle has been rescued after setting a fire that grew to 20 acres to draw rescuers to his location.
It took volunteer firefighters about three hours to reach the man on Bluff Mountain in Sevier County, who was suffering from hypothermia, a broken ankle and broken ribs.
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Crews initially responded on Monday evening to the report of a blaze, Waldens Creek Fire Chief Tim Baker said.
The injured man made it to an ambulance at around 6.30am Eastern on Tuesday.
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The man's current condition is not known at this time.
The report of the fire came in at around 7.30pm on Monday night, Baker told Knox News.
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'They just saw a glow,' Baker said, of the people who reported the fire from about 6-7 miles away.
At least one Sevier County Rescue Squad member sustained injuries after being hit in the back by a falling tree limb while trying to get the man down from the mountain.
'It - Area - Baker
'It's a real treacherous, steep area,' Baker said.
The fire chief noted that he doesn't ever condone or advise setting a...
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