Stranded hiker successfully rescued from Logan Canyon

Monday , January 15, 2018 - 10:42 AM

KYLE B. HANSEN
Standard-Examiner Staff

CACHE COUNTY — Rescue crews lifted a stranded hiker out of Logan Canyon and flew him to safety early Monday morning, Jan. 15.

Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said the hiker was hoisted off the mountain and taken to an ambulance, where he was evaluated and released.

On Sunday, search and rescue crews dropped supplies to the hiker after they were unable to fly him out via rescue helicopter.

The 19-year-old Utah State University student began hiking around noon Sunday, Jan. 14, near the second dam in Logan Canyon, according to a news release from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office. He hiked into a cliff area and, when he couldn’t get down, called the sheriff’s office for assistance.

Cache County Search and Rescue attempted to lift the hiker out, but couldn’t land a helicopter in the area Sunday, the release said.

Supplies, including food, water, a sleeping bag and fire starting materials, were dropped to the hiker. Members of the search and rescue team also planned to hike in and stay the night with him, the release said.

After the successful rescue Monday morning, Jensen said no searchers were injured in the rescue.

Reporter Jessica Kokesh contributed to this report.

Contact news editor Kyle Hansen at khansen@standard.net or 801-625-4212. Follow him on Twitter @kylebhansen or like him at Facebook.com/journalistkylebhansen.

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