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Three hikers rescued from Mount Olympus Saturday night

Oct 23, 2022, 4:00 PM
Mount Olympus...
Sugarhouse Park and pond with Mount Olympus in the background Mar 23, 2005. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

MURRAY, Utah — The Utah Department of Public Safety conducted a search and rescue operation on Mount Olympus Saturday to rescue three hikers.

Ken Hansen, an officer with the Unified Police Department, says three 19-year-old males were hiking on Mount Olympus when they “got cliffed out.”

“They couldn’t go forward and they couldn’t go backward,” Hansen says.

The operation was difficult due to the weather, Hansen says. Because of this, the Department of Safety had to wait for a break in the weather to send a helicopter.

This break came around 8:30 p.m., according to Hansen. Following this, the Department of Safety was able to airlift the three hikers.

They were taken to an area hospital due to exposure to the cold. The three were listed in fair condition, Hansen says.

“If you’re going to hiking in the mountains, please pay attention to the weather forecast,” Hansen says. “Don’t hike when it’s inclement and really cold weather unless you’re extremely prepared.”

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