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Salt Lake County Search and Rescue safely rescues stranded hiker

Nov 20, 2021, 3:21 PM
Salt Lake County Search and Rescue safely rescued a hiker  out of the Lisa Falls trail on Friday.
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Salt Lake County Search and Rescue safely rescued a hiker out of the Lisa Falls trail on Friday. Photo caption: Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County Search and Rescue safely rescued a stranded hiker Friday evening on the Lisa Falls trail.

According to authorities, a male hiker had hiked up the west ridge near Lisa Falls then descended down a ledge, with the assumption it would lead to the falls. However, the hiker became stuck and didn’t feel like he could make it back up the steep, wet rock.

As a result, the stranded hiker down and called for assistance. 

Once on scene, search and rescue set up a rope system above the hiker, and were able to lower a single individual down to get the man. 

After being examined for any injuries, the hiker was put in a harness with a helmet. He was lowered to the ground, and hiked out to the command post at the trailhead. 

The rescue took a little less than three hours.

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