COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A teenage boy was recovering after being hit in the leg by a large icicle that fell from a cliff where he and others were hiking.
Authorities told the Cookeville Herald-Citizen that it took three hours to rescue the youth in a ruggedly steep area in the Austin Bottom area near Center Hill Lake.
Rescue officials said they rappelled down and put a rope harness around him. A helicopter ambulance landed in a farm field nearby and flew the boy to a hospital.
The name of the youth was withheld because he is a juvenile.
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In reality, I bet he got a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas and just didn’t want to get in trouble.