Man Rescued Off Mountain Near Cedar City After Falling 100 Feet
CEDAR CITY, Utah — A 64-year-old man was rescued off a mountain top in Iron County after he slipped and fell approximately 100 feet.
Cedar Communications said they received a 911 call from Russell Mendenhall around 8 p.m. Friday.
Mendenhall was hiking alone at the top of a mountain ridge in the area of the Canyon’s Mouth Trail near Cedar City when he slipped and fell, landing on a ledge near a cliff face.
Officials said he was not on or near a designated trail when he fell.
Iron County Sheriff’s Deputies, Search & Rescue, and the High Angle Ropes Rescue Team responded.
A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter was called in to assist. They were unable to hoist Mendenhall due to dangerous conditions in the area, but after members of the Ropes Rescue Team were able to hike above him and rappel down, he was secured and transported to the Cedar City Hospital by the helicopter.
Officials said he sustained minor injuries to his head and other parts of his body.
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