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Utah County Search and Rescue rescues woman with lower leg injury

Dec 23, 2022, 7:00 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 12:23 pm
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UTAH COUNTY, Utah — A 48-year-old woman suffered a lower leg injury Friday afternoon during a sledding accident in Utah County.

Spencer Cannon, with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, says it took the search and rescue team about an hour and a half to complete the mission. He says the call came in at 2:16 p.m., and search and rescue were dispatched to the Alpine Cove area.

While Cannon says the lower leg injury was not life-threatening, the victim was transported to the hospital by LifeFlight.

“If they would’ve had to haul her out,” Cannon tells KSL NewsRadio. “It would have taken quite a bit of time. But they didn’t end up having to do that.”

Cannon says members of the search and rescue team began coming down off the mountain just before 5 p.m.

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