Crews Help Injured Man Down The Mountain After Search For Treasure
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — Nearly 25 search and rescue crew members were called out to help a family of four who went out in search of the $10,000 treasure hidden somewhere along the Wasatch Front.
Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was called out to the Ferguson Canyon just before 7 p.m. Saturday.
Officials said a 49-year-old man had a large rock fall on his foot near the overlook, preventing him from walking back down on his own.
It took five teams to carry the man down the steep canyon trail back to the parking lot.
Crews said they ran into a number of other groups searching for the treasure who were unprepared to be in the backcountry.
“Please make sure that you’re going into the mountains prepared with the 10 essentials at a minimum, don’t hike alone, and let family or friends know where you are and when to expect you back,” read a Facebook post from SLCOSAR.
Officials said the rescue lasted just over five hours and everyone was off the mountain around midnight.
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