Nebraska woman rescued after fall in Tenn

RAFTER, Tenn. (AP) — Searchers in eastern Tennessee found a Nebraska woman who became lost after falling and injuring herself while visiting family.

Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens says 44-year-old Lycebeth Lois Loy fell Tuesday evening in the Rafter community after wandering away from her mother’s home.

Bivens told the Knoxville News Sentinel ( ) that Loy spend the night in freezing rain and snow crawling through a forest.

Bivens says public employees, hunters and citizens began searching for her Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

Searchers Jeff and Trish Williams of Tellico Plains found Loy Wednesday night.

They removed their coats and shirts to warm Loy. Trish Williams had to be treated for exposure at the search command post.

Loy was taken to a hospital in Chattanooga to be treated for hypothermia and possible frostbite.


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