2 injured hikers rescued in Logan Canyon

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 23, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Cache County authorities rescued two men who were injured and stranded in Logan Canyon after falling off a cliff while sliding on the snow.

Sheriff's Lt. Doyle Peck says crews worked through the night before they could safely remove the two 21-year-old men from the mountain near Logan Peak early Monday.

Peck told The (Logan) Herald Journal ( http://tinyurl.com/kwoz9lm ) they were among several hikers who had been sliding on their feet in tennis shoes down a snow-covered ravine.

He says Randall Rees lost control and fell about 15 feet over a cliff. His friend, Aaron Speedy tried to get to him but ended up in the same predicament. Friends notified deputies about 9 p.m.

Peck says Rees was flown to a local hospital with the beginning signs of hypothermia, a cut on his face and a possible head injury. Speedy broke his ankle.

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Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com

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