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Snow-shoeing brothers rescued from Utah's Corner Canyon

Published February 19, 2013 8:28 am

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Two men were rescued from a snowy southwestern Salt Lake County canyon early Tuesday morning without sustaining serious injury.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the brothers had gone snow-shoeing in Corner Canyon outside of Draper Monday when one of them injured his ankle after getting his foot stuck near a low-lying tree. Fearing the ankle was broken, they called 911 for help about 9:30 p.m. Monday.

UPD called on a Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter to extricate the pair, and by shortly after midnight they were off the mountain.

The injured 41-year-old brother was treated in a parking lot by Unified Fire paramedics and then taken to Lone Peak Hospital in Draper for further treatment of what proved to be a minor ankle injury.

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