ALL NEWS

Rain and clouds hamper rescue in Spanish Fork Canyon

Aug 18, 2021, 5:42 PM

Spanish Fork Canyon search and rescue...

Search and rescue vehicles involved in finding a man in Spanish Fork Canyon on Wednesday. Photo: Utah County Sheriff's Office

SALT LAKE CITY — An injured man in Spanish Fork Canyon called 911 early Wednesday morning to report he needed help after crashing his truck. But the Utah County Sheriff’s office said weather kept search and rescue officials from being able to use helicopters or airplanes to find him.

So the man had to describe, as best he could, where he was. He remembered he’d gone up Diamond Fork to the Springville Crossing, then onto the Right Fork of Hobble Creek, and then Forest Road 132.

That was enough for Utah County Search and Rescue to initiate a search.

“SAR members went by motorcycle, four-wheeler, and side-by-side in an effort to find this 47-year-old Orem man,” said the Utah County Sheriff’s Office in a statement.

The searchers found the man near Wadsworth Peak. They saw a white pickup truck that had crashed down a steep embankment and then heard the man yelling at them.

Photo credit: Utah County Sheriff’s Office

By that time a Department of Public Safety helicopter was able to fly and land near the accident scene. The injured man was transported to a hospital by a Spanish Fork ambulance crew with injuries that were not life-threatening despite his falling 200 feet down the side of the mountain.

Other stories:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

All News

Oquirrh Hills Middle School shown, peer tutors there work with students with special needs...

Amanda Dickson

Dickson: The magic of peer tutors in middle school

Peer tutors are students of the same age in the same school who work one-on-one with students with special needs in their school.

28 minutes ago

A screenshot shows where Shepard Lane in in relation to I-15 in Farmington....

Adam Small

Construction underway for UDOT’s I-15 Shepard Lane Interchange project

FARMINGTON– The Utah Department of Transportation is beginning construction on a project that will turn Shepard Lane into a new I-15 interchange. Mitch Shaw, a UDOT spokesperson, told KSL NewsRadio that the project will bring more than just a freeway entrance. New roads will also be connected to Shepard Lane.  “It’s all…our effort to make […]

1 hour ago

FILE: Citizens crowd in classrooms at Mt. Logan Middle School in Logan, Utah a Republican caucus me...

Peter Johnston

It’s Super Tuesday tomorrow. Here’s how to cast your vote for the presidential nominee.

One Utah party will hold a caucus to determine a presidential preference, another will meet, but ultimately decide by mail.

2 hours ago

police cars...

Mariah Maynes

SLCPD identify two killed in workplace shooting

Salt Lake City Police Department said they have identified two men who were killed in a workplace shooting on Sunday. 

3 hours ago

Madison Leonard and Adam Lau are returning to the Utah Opera to play Susanna and Figaro.(Utah Opera...

Mariah Maynes

Utah Opera to present The Marriage of Figaro

Utah Opera announced that it will present The Marriage of Figaro. The opera, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will open at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theater on Saturday, March 9. 

4 hours ago

Cars drive on I-80 with a snowy mountain backdrop after snowstorms hit the Wasatch Front throughout...

Adam Small

More snow expected along the Wasatch Front Monday

The Wasatch Front will see some snow on Monday which could impact drivers during the evening commute.

5 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Rain and clouds hamper rescue in Spanish Fork Canyon