By: Robin Ford Wallace, Reporter
Canyon State Park rangers as well as Dade County emergency workers and
volunteers responded on Sunday afternoon when a park guest ran into problems
while hiking near the top of the canyon.
Wilson, manager of Cloudland Canyon, said on Monday he had not yet received
follow-up briefs and could not name the victim, but that the man had appeared
to be around 65 years and had summoned help when he began experiencing
difficulty in breathing. Dade Fire and Rescue and the New Salem volunteer fire
department were among those who answered the emergency call, and rescuers
brought the victim to the park’s bottom entrance at Cloudland Canyon Estates on
an all-terrain vehicle via the Sitton’s Gulch trail.
Wilson said the
man appeared to have stabilized during the rescue, which took around two hours
from start to finish, winding up around 5 p.m.
He was transported to Erlanger Medical Center in a Puckett EMS