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Hiker rescued after a hard tumble in Davis County

Published June 2, 2013 5:15 pm

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A man hiked up a trail in Farmington on Sunday afternoon, but came back down hanging from a helicopter.

The 38-year-old man and a companion were hiking the short but rugged Davis Creek Trail when he lost his footing on some rocks, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Sorensen. He tumbled 50 to 75 feet down the steep terrain until he wound up in a creek bed with an injured lower leg, Sorensen said.

The hikers called for help about 2:05 p.m., according to Davis County dispatchers.

Davis County Search and Rescue and the sheriff's office found the man and his companion about half a mile up the trail and determined the best way to get him out was a Life Flight helicopter. The chopper lifted him up and out to McKay-Dee Medical Center in Ogden, Sorensen said.

His condition was not immediately available.

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