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Salt Lake City fire crews rescue hiker from Red Butte Canyon

Published February 23, 2014 6:59 pm

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Salt Lake City firefighters rescued an injured hiker in Red Butte Canyon on Sunday.

Firefighters reached the hiker, who was injured on a trail behind the Natural History Museum of Utah, at about 11 a.m. and carried him to safety.

The hiker, who was in his early 20s, was transported to a hospital to be treated for scrapes, hypothermia and disorientation.

Fire officials said the man was hiking alone when he fell off the trail about a mile from the trail head. He yelled to other hikers passing by who called for help.

Firefighters had to hike down into the rocks and through snow and ice still on the trial to reach the man, officials said.

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