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Cliffed out hikers rescued in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Two brothers stuck on a precarious spot
Posted at 8:12 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 10:17:38-04

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — Salt Lake County Search and Rescue teams rescued a pair of hikers in Little Cottonwood Canyon Monday.

They were called out just after 3:30 p.m.

According to a Facebook post, two brothers had been hiking and scrambling above the park and ride lot and got stuck in a precarious spot in the cliffs.

They were lightly dressed for the weather and had a space blanket that they were using to keep warm.

A hasty team was sent up to try and access them, and 2 other teams were sent up different routes.

Due to the cool temperatures and wanting to get the patients off the mountain before darkness, the Department of Public Safety helicopter was called.

The hasty team was able to make it to the patients and move them to a place where the helicopter was able to hoist them off the cliff.

All teams were off the mountain around 8:30 p.m.