Search and rescue responds to family of four stuck in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Posted at 4:48 PM, Jun 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-26 21:19:20-04

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — Search and rescue crews dispatched to the Tanners Flat Campground area of Little Cottonwood Canyon Sunday assisted a family of four that got stuck on the wrong side of a rushing creek.

Lt. Lex Bell, Unified Police Department, said a mother and father and their two children were hiking in the area when they got stuck.

Crews at the scene said the family somehow made it across a creek, but when they went to cross back over they feared for their children’s safety due to the speed at which the water in the creek was flowing.

Creeks and other Utah waterways were recently at their peak for speed due to the melting snowpack, and experts say this is the time of year when waterways are at their coldest, fastest and most dangerous.

There were no injuries reported, and search and rescue crews were able to help the family reach safer ground.