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Search and Rescue team transports hiker with ankle injury
Oct 16, 2022, 12:00 PM
(Photo courtesy of Iron County Search and Rescue)
IRON COUNTY, Utah — Iron County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue was called to assist a woman with a broken ankle on the Spectra Point Trail near the Cedar Breaks National Monument.
The responding team used 1 stokes basket with a wheel, one air splint to immobilize her ankle during the transport and one side by side to assist in transporting her back to her vehicle.
It was later revealed that the hiker suffered a severely sprained ankle and not a break, but was still unable to hike out by herself.
The hiker declined an ambulance and was taken to the hospital by a family member.
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