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Hiker rescued off mountain after experiencing severe chest pains

Oct 24, 2021, 11:04 PM | Updated: 11:20 pm
(Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue)...
(Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue)
(Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue)

UTAH COUNTY — Search and rescue crews were called out Saturday afternoon for a hiker that was experiencing severe chest pains in the hills above Cedar Hills.

Officials with the Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue said they were notified of the man’s condition around 12:50 p.m.

Crew members, including some from the Lone Peak Fire District, then responded to the scene, hiking more than a mile in muddy terrain, with 1,200 feet of vertical gain, to get to the patient.

According to the Lone Peak Fire District, teams immediately began to render medical aid.

They later determined that a helicopter was needed to get the patient off the mountain.

“The patient’s medical condition was assessed by team members on the mountain and his core warmed while DPS (Utah Department of Public Safety) came in for the hoist,” read a Facebook post from UCSSAR.

Officials said all crew members were off the mountain by 4 p.m.

⁠⁠”This was an unexpected incident for someone who did all the right things to get help to him. He had gear sufficient for the hike and was able to get a call out quickly and provide GPS coordinates⁠⁠,” the Facebook post continued.

An update on the man’s condition was not immediately available.

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