Injured hiker rescued in Wayne Co.

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WAYNE COUNTY -- Rescue crews helped an injured hiker to safety Sunday.

According to the Wayne County Sherriff's Office, four hikers were repelling in White Roost Canyon around 5:30 Saturday night when one of them fell about 15 feet . He suffered a back injury, and another hiker called for help.

Bad weather, rough terrain and dark conditions kept search and rescue teams from reaching the hiker until Sunday morning. Crews were able to rappel to the scene and get him stabilized.

A medical helicopter then lifted the hiker from the canyon floor and transported him to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

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