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2 hikers helped by search and rescue in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Posted: 9:23 PM, Sep 20, 2012
Updated: 2012-09-21 08:20:44-04
2 hikers helped by search and rescue in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams helped two injured hikers in Big Cottonwood Canyon Thursday night.

Police were called shortly after 8 p.m. Dispatchers say the two hikers fell while walking a rugged trail near Storm Mountain.

Rescuers did not have to hike very far, but the terrain made it difficult to reach the two.

One of the hikers, a 31-year-old man, had to be carried down the trail on a stretcher. He is in the hospital in serious condition, but rescuers said his injuries are non-life threatening.

The other hiker, a 23-year-old man, was able to walk down the trail by himself.