Hiker being treated for hypothermia after becoming stranded in Slate Canyon


PROVO, Utah, Jan. 17, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Crews were called out Thursday night to assist a stranded hiker in Slate Canyon in Provo.

According to a tweet by Provo Fire & Rescue, searchers first responded to a call for help about 8 p.m.

An hour later there was a follow up tweet saying a 19-year-old hiker had been located. “It’s cold and very wet conditions,” the tweet said.

Members of the Provo Fire & Rescue team assisted the hiker down the mountain where he was checked out by Provo paramedics.

By 10 p.m., the man was out of the canyon and “being treated for hypothermia and will be transported to a local hospital for further evaluation,” officials said.

Provo Fire & Rescue also tweeted video of the rescue, shown above.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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