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Hiker Rescued From Hidden Canyon in Zion

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June 13, 2011 09:57AM
Zion National Park (UT)
Hiker Rescued From Hidden Canyon

On June 8th, a 30-year-old visitor from the Netherlands fell approximately 10 feet onto his head while down-climbing a slick rock section along the Hidden Canyon route. A visitor who was in the vicinity of the fall ran out to the entrance of the canyon and located another visitor at with cell service to report the incident. A technical rescue operation began that involved 27 park staff. Responders carried the man over difficult terrain out to the mouth of the canyon in a litter. Once carried out of the steep-walled, narrow section of the route, Grand Canyon's helicopter and flight crew were able to short-haul him from a high ridge to a waiting NPS ambulance.
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