Hiker transported to hospital in serious condition after fall in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Posted at 5:35 PM, May 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-29 22:42:09-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Search and rescue crews responded Sunday to a fallen hiker in the Lisa Falls area of Little Cottonwood Canyon, and officials confirm the woman is being taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Ken Hansen, a public information officer for Unified Police Department, said search and rescue crews responded to the injured hiker in the Lisa Falls area. The patient is a 25-year-old woman.

Police stated the steep trail in the area meant crews had to set up rigging to reach the patient and get her down.

Police tweeted around 8:35 p.m. that the woman had made it off the mountain and was being taken to a local hospital. She is in serious condition, police stated.