Hiker Falls Near Brighton

Hiker Falls Near Brighton

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(KSL News) -- A Labor Day weekend hike ended with a trip to the hospital for one man this afternoon.

Rescue crews were called to Lake Mary, which is south and east of Brighton Ski Resort, around noon after a hiker fell. The man was with his wife and some other friends, one of whom had a cell phone and called for help. A helicopter flew the victim to the hospital.

Lt. Robert Sampson, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "As soon as the population of the canyons go up, so does the possibility of someone getting hurt or lost that increase. So it's not uncommon for the holiday weekends, especially this last one of the season to be very busy for rescue personnel."

Rescue crews advise anyone planning on hiking this weekend to be prepared. Let people know where you're going and when you'll be back. And they say it's a good idea to take a cell phone in case you run into trouble.

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