Scout troop pulled from mountain

Jul 28 2012 - 9:53pm

PERRY -- Five Boy Scouts and two Scout leaders are safely off a Perry Canyon mountain face after getting stranded up there.

The Brigham City troop started hiking in the mountains on Thursday in North Ogden. By Saturday afternoon, they had made their way to Perry Canyon but were trapped on a steep face, said Box Elder County Sheriff's Deputy Lynn Yeates.

The group ran out of water and called for help shortly before 1 p.m.

A 12-person search and rescue team found the troop later that afternoon. A Life Flight helicopter and a Utah Highway Patrol helicopter helped the troop, then the rescuers, out of the canyon.

Yeates figured it was 100 degrees on the mountain face, and several members of the troop were severely dehydrated and complaining of abdominal cramps.

One scout leader had also cut his hand from an activity Friday night and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The rest were treated at the scene and refused to take an ambulance to the hospital.

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