Police Briefs: Man rescued in Pocket Wilderness

Police Briefs: Man rescued in Pocket Wilderness

August 24th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Local Regional News

Man rescued in Pocket Wilderness

A man who became ill in the Pocket Wilderness near Soddy-Daisy had to be rescued Saturday morning, authorities said.

The Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department responded when the 21-year-old called 911 about 8 a.m., according to Hamilton County Emergency Services spokeswoman Amy Maxwell.

He was about four miles back on the trail and said he'd been there since Friday night. He did not have enough water and food to replenish his body and said that he began to experience signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion, dehydration and fatigue, Maxwell said.

All told, 40 first responders participated in the seven-hour rescue. The man was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

One wounded in Friday shooting

A Chattanooga man was shot and wounded late Friday in the 1900 block of Walker Avenue, Chattanooga police said.

A news release said Marcus Davis, 25, was shot in the left knee and taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The release gave no information about the circumstances of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call 423-698-2525.

Fire damages Hixson home

A fire in Hixson caused substantial damage to a home at 6209 North Innsbrook Drive early Saturday morning.

The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 3 a.m., and five fire companies responded, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Battalion Chief Charles Patten said in the release that smoke and flames were visible in the attached garage when firefighters arrived. Two adults in the house escaped safely.

Officials believe that the fire started in the garage, burning the car and spreading to the attic before firefighters got it under control. The estimated damage is $100,000, according to the release.

The cause of the fire is determined to be accidental, though the cause is still unknown.