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UPDATE: Letcher County woman injured by falling tree continues to recover

CADES COVE, Tn. (WYMT) - Update (7-12-13)

An Eastern Kentucky woman injured by a falling tree at Cades Cove in Tennessee continues to recover.

The tree fell on Michelle Tilley, her one year old daughter and seven year old nephew Wednesday.

Friends of the family tell us Mrs. Tilley underwent surgery Thursday and has swelling around her spine.

They say she is alert and continues to improve, but that doctors are still doing tests to check on her progress.

Original story (7-11-13)

We have learned a woman injured by a falling tree at Cades Cove in Tennessee is from Letcher County.

The tree fell on Michelle Tilley, her one year old daughter and seven year old nephew.

Friends of the family tell us the two children are fine.

First reports said Tilley was knocked unconscious, but friends say she is now alert and underwent CT scans Thursday to determine the extent of her injuries.


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