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Police provide safety tips for enjoying Utah’s outdoor offerings

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Posted at 7:51 PM, Jun 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-20 21:51:55-04

Utah has many hiking trails, and officials said when people go hiking without preparing they put themselves at risk of injury or death.

Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department came to the FOX 13 News Studio Friday to discuss the ways people can keep themselves safe while enjoying the great outdoors. Hoyal recommends people take plenty of food and water, and he said it's important to have clothing and gear suited to the weather. He also said a fully charged cell phone is among the most important things to bring.