ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – An injured hiker had to be rescued Saturday after falling off Sawtooth Trail in Roanoke County.
The call came in at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. When Roanoke County Fire and Rescue crews arrived at the McAfee Knob parking lot, they had to walk about one mile to locate the hiker who had fallen down a steep embankment.
The hiker was said to have had a head injury.
Approximately 20 personnel in total responded to the call, including units from multiple stations.
The hiker was ultimately rescued and was carried out through steep, icy terrain and over a creek before exiting near the Homeplace Restaurant.
Fire officials say the hiker was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries shortly before 2:45 p.m. on Saturday.