UTAH COUNTY, Utah — The Utah County Sheriff's Office says a 19-year-old man is "lucky to be alive" after falling 30 feet on Bridal Veil Falls overnight.
According to the department, the man was part of a group of "four young people" that were "ill-equipped for the hike and had to be rescued by a helicopter."
1/ @UtahDPS helicopter worked with @UCSO_SAR and @NorthForkFireUT to bring 4 ill equipped young people off #BridalVeilFalls after a 19 year old Idaho man fell 30’. He sustained relatively minor injuries and will recover. But he is lucky to be alive. pic.twitter.com/7rKltJoERG— Utah County Sheriff (@UCSO) August 23, 2021
A Search and Rescue team of 13 people, along with a helicopter crew and members of the North Fork Fire Department, were needed to get the group of four safely out of the area.
The hiker suffered only minor injuries and is expected to recover.