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Search and rescue team helps injured hiker off Mt. Olympus

Hiker fell 15 feet, injured back
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Posted at 6:23 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 08:23:39-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake County Search and Rescue team helped an injured hiker off Mount Olympus Tuesday night.

According to aFacebook post, crews were called out around 7:30 p.m.

A man had hiked up the Mount Olympus trail and at some point tried to take a different route to the summit.

The man slipped and fell around 15 feet near the summit and injured his back.

He was able to call 911.

A SAR team was sent up the main trail and six other members prepared to possibly be flown with equipment to the summit by the Department of Public Safety helicopter.

DPS did a fly over to locate the patient before dark and determined that they could hoist the patient off the mountain.

The patient was flown to the Mount Olympus trailhead and transported to a local hospital.

All other SAR members got off the mountain around 10 p.m.