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Hiker rescued after storm

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Jun 14 2013 09:44:54 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 14 2013 02:33:08 PM CDT
GATLINBURG, Tenn. -

Rescuers spent the early morning hours rescuing a hiker who was caught in yesterday's storm.

We're told 53-year-old Nathan Lipsom was hiking on Low Gap Trail in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park on June 13 when the storm hit. A tree fell on Lipsom during the storm, which caused him multiple injuries.

A helicopter from North Carolina rescued him Friday evening because many trails were blocked due to downed trees.

Lipsom is recovering at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.