Crews rescue hikers lost in Corner Canyon

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SALT LAKE COUNTY -- Search rescue crews helped a group of hikers down from upper Corner Canyon.

Gary and Shirlene Yamishiro were hiking the Jacob's Ladder Trail with a friend Sunday night. The men made it to Lone Peak. Then all three started to come back down but it became too dark.

"We kind of lost our way and took a wrong turn," Shirlene Yamishiro explained.

Her husband, Gary, said, "(We) started coming down and just lost our way. Hiked when we probably shouldn't have and just got to a place where we couldn't get out."

Shirlene said, "I finally broke down and said, ‘Stop. We need to stop.'"

Monday morning, they called 911. A search crew and helicopter responded. The chopper found them quickly and lowered an experienced hiker to help the men down the canyon.

Shirlene was then airlift out because of an underlying medical condition.

The three are in good condition, just very tired.

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