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Injured hiker air lifted out of Farmington Canyon, taken to area hospital

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Posted at 7:06 AM, Jun 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-14 23:36:38-04

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah -- A 19-year-old hiker was flown out of Farmington Canyon by medical helicopter early Sunday morning after falling 33 feet Saturday night.

The teen was out hiking with two other individuals when he fell. Davis County Sheriff’s Office responded to the canyon at about 8:23 p.m. after the group was able to call 911, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office, Farmington Fire, Davis County Search and Rescue and Life Flight responded to the area. The release states rescuers were able to make contact with the three hikers and stabilize the injured teen who suffered from non-life threatening injuries.

Rescue crews stayed with the teen throughout the night trying to coordinate a rescue. The hiker may have spinal injuries, which made the need for the helicopter necessary, according to the sheriff's office.

The Department of Public Safety, Life Flight and the National Guard worked together to make a plan to get the injured hiker off the mountain.

Life Flight pilots were eventually able to fly the hiker off the the mountain at about 7 a.m. He was taken to an area hospital.