Hikers rescued from ledge in Provo Canyon

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UTAH COUNTY, Utah, Oct. 12, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A group of hikers was rescued from Provo Canyon on Saturday when they found themselves stranded on a ledge after one of them sprained an ankle.

The four hiker-climbers — three men and a woman, ages 21 to 27 — were on a ledge directly across from Bridal Veil Falls, said Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon.

Utah County Search and Rescue responded.

“It started about 3 p.m., and they got them all down by 6:15 p.m.,” Cannon told Gephardt Daily.

“They (the hikers) were on a ledge,” he said. “You know, how sometimes people are hiking in one direction and realize they can’t go any farther, so they turn around and they’re like ‘How did we get here?'”

Because of the hikers’ location, Life Flight was called in to bring them safely off the mountain.

Cannon said everyone was OK, and the sprained ankle was the only injury.


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