Stranded hunter rescued in Davis County

Stranded hunter rescued in Davis County

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DAVIS COUNTY -- Crews rescued a hunter who was stranded overnight in Davis County.

Sheriff's deputies say the man was hunting deer with friends above the waterfalls in Adams Canyon when he injured his hip.

A helicopter tried to fly him out Monday night, but the weather made it impossible.

Lt. Brad Wilcox, with the Davis County Sheriff's Office, explained, "Darkness came, and it was a situation where they wanted to keep him from coming down hill ... very rugged, steep terrain, so they packaged him up and cared for his comfort last night."

A friend stayed with the man through the night and Tuesday morning, as soon as it was safe to fly, rescuers made a second attempt.

Wilcox said, "The conditions were right, so the helicopter pilot and crew could hover him up and take him to the hospital."

The man is now recovering at the hospital and is expected to be just fine.

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