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Hiker hoisted off mountain after fall in Lone Peak area

Aug 19, 2022, 3:06 PM | Updated: 3:13 pm
A search and rescue member is brought off the mountain by the DPS helicopter. (Scott G. Winterton/D...
A search and rescue member is brought off the mountain by the DPS helicopter. (Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)
(Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News)

SANDY, Utah — Search and rescue crews were called out Friday after a hiker took a “pretty good fall” in the Lone Peak area.

Sgt. Melody Cutler with the Unified Police Department told KSL that the hiker was alone.

Details about his injuries were not immediately available.

Just before 3 p.m. Friday, a Department of Public Safety helicopter arrived on scene and hoisted the hiker off the mountain.

Officials with the Sandy City Fire Department urged the public to avoid the area, if possible, while the rescue is in progress.

This article will be updated as additional information becomes available. 

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