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Crews Trying To Reach Stranded Climber In East Tennessee

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GREENVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Rescue crews in East Tennessee are trying to rescue a hiker stranded on a ledge near Margarette Falls.

The Greenville Sun reports Greene and Washington County rescue squads tried to reach the person overnight, but weren't successful.

Bucky Ayers of the Greene County Rescue Squad told the newspaper that it became unsafe for rescuers to climb and it was too windy to get a helicopter to the climber's position.

He said officials planned to try to get a helicopter to the area on Friday.

A second hiker fell from the ledge Thursday and was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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