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Man recovering after falling 30 feet at Bridal Veil Falls; 4 people rescued

Posted at 6:12 AM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-23 13:10:26-04

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.

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A man is strapped to a medical gurney after falling 30 feet at Bridal Veil Falls overnight. Authorities say he is expected to recover.

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."

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.