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Man transported to hospital after falling about 50 feet in Salt Lake County

A chopper carrying an injured skier flies over Cottonwood Canyon after a UPD search at Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 in Alta. (Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE COUNTY — A 47-year-old man was flown to the hospital after authorities say he slipped and fell approximately 50 feet near Mount Superior in Salt Lake County.

The incident happened around 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

Sgt. Melody Cutler with the Unified Police Department said the conditions in the area where the man slipped were muddy and snowy.

Shortly after the fall, a LifeFlight helicopter was called out to pick the patient up.

He was then flown to the University of Utah Hospital.

Cutler said the man is believed to have a concussion, but he’s expected to be fine.

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