Search And Rescue Called To Emigration Canyon To Help Stranded, Frostbitten Hiker
Mar 7, 2019, 12:39 PM
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Salt Lake County Search and Rescue responded to a call early Thursday morning of a stranded hiker who had frostbite.
According to the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, four people made the decision to go hiking on Miners Trail in Emigration Canyon at approximately 1 a.m. They reportedly hiked about four miles in the snow when one of the group was unable to continue.
The other three then left to find an area with cell phone service to call for help. Authorities said none of the hikers were prepared for winter weather.
Officials said search crews located the missing hiker about half a mile from the trailhead. The man was reportedly wearing jeans, a T-shirt, a flannel shirt and Vans shoes, “one of which he was carrying in his hand and walking in the snow with a wet sock,” according to a media release from the sheriff’s office.
The team assessed the man’s condition and then dressed him in warm clothes before walking him to a waiting ambulance.
The rescue mission took less than 2 hours.