Rock climbing view

This view from Profile Trail shows a rock formation that could be used for rock climbing.

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN — Avery County Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Buchanan said a woman was carried out from the Profile Trail after she broke her leg while hiking on Saturday, Aug. 10.

“It wasn’t a compound fracture, but it was a significant break,” Buchanan said,

Two other injuries in the area recently resulted in a pair of helicopter rescues. Buchanan said in this case the helicopter was not an option and first responders staged a carryout operation that took six hours to get the woman off of the park.

Linville-Central Rescue Squad, Linville, Foscoe and Spruce Pine volunteer fire departments, and the Avery County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the incident.

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