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Teens rescued after losing way on Lone Peak trail
First Published Apr 06 2012 07:47 am • Last Updated Aug 05 2012 11:31 pm

Two teens lost on a mountain overnight were rescued and reunited with their family Friday morning.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said a brother, 18, and his sister, 16, decided to hike up to Lone Peak from Corner Canyon in the Draper area on Thursday morning.

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He said the teens reached the peak, but when they started down about 4 p.m. they couldn’t find the trail and got lost.

The two found a creek and decided to follow it down the mountain, but the creek led them farther off the trail into heavy brush and into a ravine. Hoyal said the teens got wet and, as temperatures dropped, called for help about 10 p.m.

Authorities were able to track the teens’ location using their cell phones and a helicopter, but it took hours for rescuers to reach them because the teens were so far off the trail, Hoyal said.

Rescuers reached them about 3:30 a.m. Friday and gave them water and warmed them up. By then it had started to snow. The teens were uninjured, but Hoyal said the incident is a good reminder for hikers to be prepared for any type of weather and to make sure they have extra liquids and know the trails.


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