A hiker fell about 1000 feet after slipping from an overlook near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Media reports indicate the unidentified hiker was on a trail two hours before sunrise Sunday when he fell from the overlook.

He was able to walk out with assistance after rescue crews rappelled about 150 feet down Slate Rock in the Pisgah National Forest to reach him. Slate Rock is south of Asheville off the Parkway.

The rescue operation took around six hours total.

According to the report, officials say the hiker had only minor injuries.