Hiker rescued from Dickson County cliff - WSMV Channel 4

Hiker rescued from Dickson County cliff

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BURNS, TN (WSMV) -

A man is safe after being rescued from a cliff in Dickson County late Saturday night.

Authorities say he started climbing up the rocks to look at a cave but got stuck. Fortunately, the man was with friends who called for help.

Crews got there around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night to start the rescue.

Emergency crews used their flashlights to keep him in sight while a rescuer climbed down with a rope. Eventually, crews used the rope to lower the man to the ground.

The entire operation lasted about an hour. Authorities say the hardest part was finding a safe way to reach the man.

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