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Search and rescue crews find overdue hiker in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Posted at 10:24 AM, Jul 05, 2019

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — A 41-year-old woman who failed to return from her hike Thursday in Little Cottonwood Canyon has been found alive.

Search and rescue crews have located Dawn Rohde, who went hiking in the White Pine area. Police said she left for her hike around 7 a.m. Thursday.

Unified Police spokesman Det. Ken Hansen said search and rescue crews, with the aid of a Department of Public Safety helicopter, located Rohde in a campground at Tanners Flat.

Crews are using a helicopter to bring Rohde off the mountain so she can be transported to a hospital.

Det. Hansen said she was found in fair condition.

Rohde's husband said she called him at 1 p.m. Thursday to say she was in Maybird Gulch and was going over the ridge to Redpine Canyon. That was the last time the two spoke.

By 5 p.m. Thursday, Rohde's phone had gone dead.

"She hasn’t come back down so we’re concerned that maybe she’s slipped in one of the snow fills or fallen somewhere, so, right now, we have three search and rescue teams up there," said Det. Ken Hansen, Unified Police Department, on Friday morning.

Search and rescue crews, friends and family members have been at the White Pine trailhead since Thursday night hoping to find Rohde.