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Father, daughter rescued from Utah's Mount Olympus

Published July 31, 2012 12:15 pm

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Salt Lake County Search and Rescue workers on Tuesday helped to safety a father and daughter who got lost during a hike on Mount Olympus.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the father, 32, and his 10-year-old daughter had left for their hike about 5 a.m. Tuesday and successfully reached the summit. On their way back down, however, they took a wrong turn and ended up stuck on a cliffside in nearby Heughes Canyon.

Hoyal said the father called his wife, who then called 911. UPD officers then contacted the father on his cell phone directly.

About 1 p.m., search and rescue crews set out on foot to where the pair were believed to be stranded. Hoyal said a Department of Public Safety helicopter also joined the effort by flying a crew to the scene.

The rescue crews got the pair safely off the cliff and then walked with them down the mountain, Hoyal said.

At about 4 p.m., they reached the bottom, where they were checked by a medical team and released.

"They were fine," Hoyal said.

remims@sltrib.com