Life Flight responds to fallen climber in Diamond Fork Canyon

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UTAH COUNTY, Utah, May 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman fell while climbing near Red Ledges picnic area in Diamond Fork Canyon late Saturday afternoon.

Life Flight medical crews were summoned to bring her out.

The fall occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m., and Life Flight was arriving from Utah Valley Hospital in Provo.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon, Utah County Sheriff’s Office, told Gephardt Daily the injured climber is a Spanish Fork woman, about 50 years old. She was with her family when she fell about 50 feet.

Cannon said she landed on her back. Her injuries are not life-threatening, he said.

The helicopter was needed for a medical response and because of the location and difficult terrain.

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

 

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