Hiker Rescued After Boulder Rolls Onto Leg

Hiker Rescued After Boulder Rolls Onto Leg

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(KSL News) A hiker was rescued off a mountain top in Little Cottonwood Canyon this evening after a 200 pound boulder rolled on his leg.

The 61-year-old man was an experienced hiker, according to his son, and set off early this morning for a hike with his son and a friend. After a morning of hiking up Bells Canyon, they headed back down the other side, and came across a boulder field.

The group tried to carry the man down after a boulder rolled onto his leg, but fatigue set in and daylight was fading, so they called Air-Med to fly the man off the moutain. He was taken to University of Utah Medical Center. We're told he'll be fine.

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