News / Utah / 

Elderly man rescued in Big Cottonwood Canyon



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE COUNTY -- Sheriff's deputies had to help an elderly man down Big Cottonwood Canyon Sunday night.

The 71-year-old man was hiking with his family near Lake Blanche. Deputies say the group did not bring enough water, and the man became dehydrated.

The family tried for several hours to help the man walk down the mountain, but he was too tired. His daughter finally made her way down to get help.

Deputies helped the man down, and emergency crews took him to a nearby hospital. He's expected to recover.

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast