published Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Rangers airlift injured hiker from Dawson County

ATLANTA (AP) — A state helicopter has rescued a hiker who broke several bones during a fall in Dawson County.

WSB-TV reports the 22-year-old hiker was injured Friday when he fell 25 feet while walking along 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.

He was then transferred to a medical helicopter and flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

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