SALT LAKE CITY

Fallen climber found by rescue crews in Big Cottonwood Canyon

May 24, 2022, 3:13 PM
Big Cottonwood Canyon rescue crews found fallen climber....
Photo Credit: Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SLCO SAR) teams found a fallen climber Monday evening in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Rescue crews said around 7:50 p.m. the climber fell a distance greater than 20 feet. 

According to SLCO SAR crews, the Unified Fire Authority was already with the patient when they arrived. They then transported the climber down a trail and off the mountain. 

Officials said a UFA ambulance transported the patient to a hospital. According to officials, all rescue teams were off the mountain at 9:30 p.m.

Additional Resources

The American Alpine Club offers counseling services for individuals experiencing hardship or trauma from an outdoor incident. There is more information under the mental health tab of the American Alpine Club website. 

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