Woman in critical condition after falling at least 50 feet

Posted at 8:31 PM, Jul 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-16 22:33:21-04

BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah – A woman is in critical condition after authorities said she fell at least 50 feet in a climbing accident.

Search and rescue teams were dispatched to the Storm Mountain Area of Big Cottonwood Canyon after receiving a call for help shortly after 7 p.m.

Officials said the victim is a woman in her ’20s, and she fell at least 50 feet while rock climbing. At about 8:12 p.m. crews located the woman and began transporting her to a hospital.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.