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2 hikers helped by search and rescue in Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Posted at 9:23 PM, Sep 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-21 08:20:44-04

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.