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Salt Lake County Search and Rescue assists male hiker off of Stairs Gulch

Nov 28, 2021, 7:05 PM | Updated: Nov 29, 2021, 9:16 am
Salt Lake County Search and Rescue assisted a stranded hiker out of Stairs Gulch on Saturday. Photo...
Salt Lake County Search and Rescue assisted a stranded hiker out of Stairs Gulch on Saturday. Photo caption: Salt Lake County Search and Rescue.

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Salt Lake County Search and Rescue was called out Saturday afternoon to assist a stranded hiker on Stairs Gulch.

Authorities received a call at of stranded hiker at 3:20 p.m. The hiker made the call from 9,000 feet where he was cold and stuck in the snow. After a brief conversation over the phone with emergency personnel, the hiker found his way down to the main trail. 

A team of rescuers were sent up the trail to meet the hiker. Once they located the hiker, emergency personnel provided him with warm clothing and something to eat. 

All search and rescue members, along with the stranded hiker, were off the mountain in two hours.

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