Injured hiker rescued from Mt. Olympus

Posted at 8:22 PM, Jul 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-02 23:21:07-04

Search and rescue crews spent several hours on Mt. Olympus Tuesday night to help a 23-year-old man who sustained a leg injury.

The victim called his family around 6:30 p.m. and told them a boulder came loose, hitting his leg.

The victim’s family was worried that he might become dehydrated due to high temperatures, so they contacted the Unified Police Department.

Police mounted a search and rescue effort, which was exacerbated due to the terrain.

“It’s a more difficult trail that this gentleman has hiked up today. It’s very rocky, very rugged, and so it is one of the more difficult ones here in the area,” said Lt. Justin Hoyal, Unified Police Department.

The victim is expected to be okay.