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White paint marks the Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine.

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue reported the successful extraction of a fallen hiker from below the Appalachian Trail on Saturday.

The person, who had an injury that was not life-threatening, was taken to a hospital at 2:40 p.m., a press release said.

The fall occurred along the Sawtooth Trail running between McAfee Knob and Dragon’s Tooth, the release said. Steep, icy terrain and a river had to be crossed by the rescue team.

The man’s condition has not been released.

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