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6 stuck teens spend night on central Utah mountain

By nate carlisle

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Apr 30 2012 07:22 am • Last Updated Aug 28 2012 11:31 pm

A helicopter on Sunday rescued six teenagers stranded on cliffs overnight in Millard County.

No injuries were reported. The boys were from Richfield and between the ages of 13 and 17.

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They went camping Saturday in the Maple Grove area near the town of Scipio. The Millard County Sheriff’s Office said the boys began a hike into the mountains above the campground. When they attempted to return to the campground, the teenagers got trapped in the ledges.

The boys were able to use a cellphone to call for help. The sheriff’s office responded, but due to darkness and the ability of the teens to light a fire, the rescue was postponed to Sunday morning. Deputy Corey Anderson spoke with the teenagers every hour throughout the night, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

About 9:30 a.m. the Utah Highway Patrol helicopter crew located the teenagers and flew them back to camp.


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