After 2 hours, crews rescue person who fell off trail behind NC Walmart

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CONOVER, N.C. (WBTV) – Officials completed a two-hour rescue of a person who fell on a trail behind a Walmart in North Carolina on Saturday night.

According to the Conover Fire Department, the incident happened near the Walmart on Zelkova Court Northwest in Conover.

Crews completed a carry-out extrication of the person who fell off the trail.

Officials say the rescue took two hours to complete due to overgrown vegetation causing the victim to get lost.

The person was taken to the hospital with possible cold-temperature-related injuries.

Officials say the person had gotten lost in an area of overgrown vegetation in the woods.

The vegetation made it difficult for firefighters to find the person and then extricate the lost person.

The Conover Fire Department and Claremont Rescue worked together on the rescue.

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