Crews rescue hiker in North Fork Park

July 1st, 2016 the Weber SAR climb team responded to North Fork Park where a 60 year old female was found by a group hiking the Cold Water trail at the waterfall with a broken wrist, broken ribs and head injury. The female was hiking alone and appeared to have fallen 50 feet ending up in the creek. Thanks to those who found her and thanks to the combined rescue effort by the Weber County Sheriff’s deputies, Search and Rescue, Weber Fire 62 and Life Flight.

Crews rescue stranded hikers in Weber County

SONJA CARLSON, Standard-Examiner Staff

LIBERTY -— Search and rescue crews rescued two stranded hikers Tuesday morning, May 31.

Weber County dispatch said the hikers were stranded overnight near the Cutler Flats area of the North Fork Park campground.

The two hikers, a 16-year-old female and a 17-year-old male, started a hike up the Ben Lomond trail at around 3 p.m., said Weber County Search and Rescue  Lt. Brandon Toll.

Toll said the hike is about 3 miles long, and the teenagers ended up hitting some snow a couple of miles up the trial.

“They actually saw some moose tracks and they get a little scared by seeing those tracks and got off the trail and diverted around those tracks and ended up losing the trail,” he said.

They tried to find the trail again, went down into a steep canyon and came across Cutler Creek, Toll said. They were able to cross the creek despite there being some snow and ice in it.

The hikers couldn’t go any further after crossing the creek due to the steepness of the canyon.

And that’s when they “hunkered down and called for help,” Toll said.

Dispatch received the call at 9 p.m., and search and rescue got called at 9:30 p.m.

Search and rescue deployed teams at 11 p.m. once life flight was able to locate them and get GPS coordinates.

“We had a really difficult time to locate a better area to cross that rapid running creek,” Toll said.

Toll said foot teams were able to cross the creek when daylight set in and got the hikers off the steep hill to a more open area where life flight could land.

The hikers were in relatively good condition when rescued at around 7:30 a.m.

“They were just a little bit cold,” Toll said. “They weren’t dressed for the conditions — it got into the upper 30s —  they didn’t have warm clothing but had a blanket in their pack with them (and) had that on top of them pretty much the whole time to keep them warm.”

Search and Rescue carries injured hiker down Jumpoff Canyon

ANDREAS RIVERA, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Search and rescue crews carried an injured hiker out of Jumpoff Canyon after conditions were too hazardous to use a medical helicopter Sunday, May 22.

At 12:52 p.m., the Weber County Search and Rescue Team was dispatched to the Jumpoff Canyon trail head near 500 N. Mountain Rd., Weber County Lt. Brandon Toll said.

A 36-year-old woman and her family were hiking the boulder field around the waterfall, when a boulder came loose and tumbled onto the woman’s leg, Toll said. The woman was unable to walk back down, so the family called for help.

Initially, crews planned to use a Life Flight helicopter to hoist the woman out of the canyon, but weather conditions did not allow for it. Search and Rescue’s climb team made it to where the family was located and carried the patient down the mountain, Toll said. The hike is technical, so it took the team about 90 minutes to safely bring the woman down and to the ambulance.

The woman was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries