Update: 2 hikers trapped in cold, snow in Little Cottonwood Canyon are OK, officials say

Mount Superior. Image: Google Maps

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah, Sept. 23, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Search and Rescue teams were deployed Saturday afternoon to find two hikers trapped in the cold on Mount Superior in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke said the call came in at approximately 4:30 p.m. about a 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman being stranded on Mt. Superior.

Lohrke did not know how long the pair had been in the canyon prior to SAR being called, but rescue crews were still trying to reach them at 9:30 p.m. Rescuers were on foot, the snow is deep and conditions are dangerous.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., SAR reported that the hikers had been reached and were in good condition. They had been given food, water and dry clothing, and would be hiking out of the canyon. SAR estimated a two- to three-hour hike time.

Teams from Little Cottonwood and Big Cottonwood responded, as well as Unified Police and Salt Lake County SAR.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.


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