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Iron County Search and Rescue retrieves injured hiker near Kanarraville Falls

Posted at 9:55 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 14:37:44-04

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Iron County Search and Rescue teams conducted a search and rescue operation near Kanarraville Falls Monday.

According to Lt. Del Schlosser of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, there are two waterfalls along the Kanaraville Falls trail. On Monday afternoon around 3:35 p.m., a woman hiking with two other people fell backward from a ladder at the second waterfall and broke her leg.

Another member of her party hiked back out in order to find cellphone service and call 9-1-1 for assistance.

“Iron County sheriff deputies, Iron county ropes team, Gold Cross, and Iron county search and rescue all jumped in and got it done,” the Iron County Sheriff wrote.

A total of 25 people from the Search and Rescue crew and the other agencies responded, Schlosser said. The search and rescue operation lasted about four hours.

Pictures (below) show crews lifting the injured hiker on a stretcher near a waterfall:

Details regarding the nature of the hiker’s injury were unknown at the time of this report.