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2 Scouts hurt by falling rocks in canyon near Layton

By Ladd Brubaker | Posted - Jul. 7, 2011 at 9:34 p.m.

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LAYTON — Two Boy Scouts were hurt by falling rocks while hiking with their troop in a canyon east of Layton. Search and rescue teams were still carrying the injured boys down the mountain on stretchers late Thursday night.

Other boys had gone ahead of the main group, and they accidentally knocked some rocks loose onto the others, according to Davis County Sheriff Deputy Scott Harper.

One Scout received lacerations to his head, and the other had possible fractures, Harper said. Both are 13 years old.

The group of about 16 teenage boys and their adult leaders from Bountiful was about two miles up the Adams Canyon trail at the time of the incident.

"Both are doing pretty well," Harper said.

Davis County Search and Rescue teams reached the boys around 9 p.m. Some in the group hiked out, while others remained at the with the injured boys.

Rescuers are not only dealing with steep terrain and darkness, but recent heavy rains are making the going "very, very slick," Harper said. Ropes are being used to belay the injured Scouts across sections of steep terrain, he added.

Ladd Brubaker


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