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LEXINGTON, KY (AP) - A state trooper was injured when he fell while rappelling from a helicopter in southeastern Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police were quoted by WKYT-TV in Lexington as saying Trooper Cory Nokes fell about 40 feet Tuesday afternoon.
The officer was rappelling down a rope from a helicopter into a marijuana field in Bell County, not far from Cumberland Gap.
Nokes was reported in fair condition at the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was flown and underwent surgery for a broken leg and dislocated ankle.
Police said they destroyed about 200 marijuana plants in the raid.
 
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