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Rescue brings helicopter into Bryce Canyon for first time

Posted - May 31, 2010 at 9:35 p.m.


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SOUTHERN UTAH -- A rare helicopter rescue in Bryce Canyon brought spectators to the scene as the chopper landed on a narrow ridge on top of the canyon Saturday.

Responding to a non-life-threatening injury that required helicopter assistance, it's reportedly the first time a helicopter has landed inside Bryce Canyon.

Witnessing the event was the "moment of a lifetime," as some hikers described it.

The hikers that sent some amazing photos to KSL were told by a park ranger that 20 years ago was the last time that a helicopter rescue was needed, but that the helicopter could only manage to land on the outer rim of the canyon.

The helicopter came out of Page, Ariz., and took off toward St. George.

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