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Unified Police Department conducts search and rescue in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Posted at 2:57 PM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 23:23:06-04

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – The Unified Police Department (UPD) conducted a search and rescue to retrieve a female hiker in Little Cottonwood Canyon Monday afternoon.

The department stated that crews were working to rescue the 53-year-old woman, who had suffered an ankle injury.

According to Brian Lohrke with UPD, the woman was hiking on a trail when she injured her ankle. Her injuries were not serious or life-threatening.

Crews had a difficult time rescuing the patient due to icy terrain and conditions.

A Medivac helicopter was called to assist in the rescue.