- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A father and son were rescued after getting separated in bad weather while hiking the in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

According to the park, the pair had been trying to complete a 6.3-mile hike between shelters on Friday night when they were caught by driving rain and thunderstorms.

The next morning, other Appalachian Trial hikers came across the son, who had a knee injury and could not walk unassisted. A second group of hikers then found the father farther to the north.

Two rangers on horseback were able to get the son to safety. The father was taken out by Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter and then transferred to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

The names and conditions of the two men have not been released.

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