ST. GEORGE — Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel responded to five separate incidents before sundown Sunday, including one mountain biker who did not survive.
In his recollection, after eight years in his position, Washington County Sheriff’s Sgt. Darrell Cashin said that he has never had five SAR calls in a single day.
“This has been pretty much just go, go, go all day long,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going on out there. All I know is every time my phone rings and it’s dispatch, I know it’s not going to be good.”
Cashin said that the day started with a call around 10:45 a.m. of an injured hiker on the Red Cliffs Hiking Trail in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area.