news_05-22-2016

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