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(KSL News) Two hikers were rescue off Mount Olympus after becoming stranded on a narrow ledge.
The two teens were hiking along a trail in Neff's Canyon Sunday when they decided to climb to the top of the mountain. As they continued up, they reached some rough terrain and were unable to get down.
Tyson Janoe said, "We started getting up and couldn't get back down. It's just way too steep and not worth it."
Zack Milburn said, "There was a cliff on both sides, and if we had gone down either way, we probably would have died."
They called for help on their cell phones. Search and rescue crews spotted them a short time later trapped on a ledge. A helicopter was able to set its skids down on the ledge, and the teens were lifted to safety.