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Hiker rescued after fall in stable condition

6:50 AM, Oct 2, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Authorities say a man who fell about 25 feet while hiking on a trail near a north Georgia waterfall is in stable condition.
    
Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford tells The Times of Gainesville that the 22-year-old was in stable condition Monday afternoon at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
    
A state helicopter rescued the hiker, a Cumming man whose name wasn't released, after Friday's accident near Cochran Falls in Dawson County. Rescuers put the hiker on a stretcher, and a helicopter from the Department of Natural Resources hoisted him into the air.

Associated Press

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