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Tree falls in Cades Cove, injures 3

July 11th, 2013 8:19 am by Associated Press

Tree falls in Cades Cove, injures 3

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Some visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were hurt when a tree fell during inclement weather.

According to park officials, rangers were called around 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday and told people touring Cades Cove had been injured. Rangers found a 41-year-old woman had been knocked unconscious by the falling tree and her 1-year-old daughter and 7-year-old nephew had also been injured.

The incident occurred at the Missionary Baptist Church. Foul weather prevented the use of a helicopter and the victims were taken by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville. No names were immediately released.

Cades Cove is popular with tourists in the Smokies. It contains a collection of cabins, churches, outbuildings and a grist mill from the 1800s.

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