- Written by Steve Frank
A man pinned for hours under a felled tree was finally rescued and airlifted late last night in the Sugar Grove area. Watauga Rescue arrived, they determined that there was one missing man, and he was found trapped under a tree well off the road. The rescuers managed to free the man, said to be about 60 years of age, from under the tree, while calling for WINGS Air Rescue to land at a field behind the old Cove Creek Fire Department, landing there about 11 last night. He was flown to the Johnson City Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.