Hiker Story

A high school teacher was hiking the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, started in Georgia and now Tennessee when he broke his leg after drifting off the trail.

Will Henderson, a biology teacher at a local high school was hiking for a whole 10 days before he broke he slipped and broke his leg in a stream. Henderson then continued to put branches and rope around his leg to make it more stable. Henderson dragged himself with his 45 pound bag for 4 whole days.

Henderson, now 39 years old, has been hiking since he was 10 years of age. He was hospitalized in a hospital in Knoxville, TN after being found by two men that were on the trail also hiking, they hesitated at first to help Henderson but then were very kind and stayed with him until help arrived.

Henderson now knows not to hike alone and to always be careful when crossing a stream.

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