Search teams assist stranded hiker in Logan Canyon

Photo Courtesy: LifeFlight

LOGAN CANYON, Utah, Jan. 15, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Search and rescue crews responded to Logan Canyon Sunday night to assist a stranded hiker.

Max Susman, a 19-year-old USU student, parked near the second dam in Logan Canyon and began a hike at approximately noon, officials from Cache County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

About six hours later, Susman called dispatch and reported he had hiked into a rocky area and was stranded, though not injured.

Search and rescue crews and a LifeFlight helicopter responded to the location, the news release said. The helicopter was not able to land because of the terrain, but dropped food, water, a sleeping bag and fire starting supplies to the stranded hiker.

In addition, search and rescue personnel hiked up to the man and stayed with him overnight. The helicopter returned Monday morning to fly the hiker and personnel off the mountain.

Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said in a prepared statement that all those who go into the back county should be prepared.

“Sheriff Jensen wants to remind all those who go into the back country to have the proper clothing and supplies, and know the terrain and area you will be in,” the news release states. “Every time our volunteer Search and Rescue members get called out it also puts them at risk.”


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