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Hiker falls 100 feet in Neff's Canyon, Search and Rescue team captures rescue on camera

The hiker suffered from a broken arm and was life flighted out of the canyon
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Posted at 3:28 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 17:28:46-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team rescued a hiker who fell 100 feet in Neff's Canyon on Tuesday.

The team captured the rescue on camera and shared the over seven minute experience with people in a YouTube video.

According to details provided by the department, three hikers started hiking from Mount Olympus Tuesday afternoon when one of them lost his footing in a steep scree field and fell.

The Search and Rescue team was sent out when the two companions called 911 for help.

The companions were prepared with first aid gear, warm clothes and lights and provided care for their friend while they waited for help to arrive.

Because of the location of the hiker, Life Flight and Department of Public Safety helicopters as well as two Search and Rescue teams were dispatched to the area.

Teams used a hoist to help extract the injured hiker as well as his two companions.

The hiker had a broken arm as well as lacerations to his legs at the time of rescue.