Man rescued from ledge in City Creek Canyon

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CITY CREEK CANYON -- Heavy rescue teams rescued a stranded hiker in City Creek Canyon Wednesday afternoon.

Micheal Holden, of Salt Lake City, says he was hiking when he got stuck on a cliff and used his cell phone to call for help.

"I just went climbing along the ridge, and I got somewhere where I couldn't get back down; and instead of jumping off and breaking my leg, I called these guys," Holden said.

A lead climber actually climbed up above Holden, lowered a harness and safely lowered him to the ground.

Rescue crews say this is a good reminder why you should never hike alone.


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