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Hiker Falls 40 Feet

Hiker Falls 40 Feet

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(KSL News) A man is recovering in the hospital tonight after falling 40 feet while hiking Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Search and rescue teams say the man was climbing the ridge toward Lake Blanch when he lost his footing, fell down and hit his head against some rocks.

Life Flight had to airlift the man out.

Sgt. Les Powers/ Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "They were just hiking, they weren't rock climbing or anything. He just slipped and fell off some rocks and got banged up really good."

Authorities say the man suffered lacerations, a possible broken arm or leg and was drifting in and out of consciousness.

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