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(Courtesy photo) | Wayne County Sheriff's Office A Utah County woman was rescued Monday after falling in a slot in Canyonlands National Park and breaking her ankle.
Provo woman recovering after fall in Canyonlands NP

First Published Feb 18 2014 09:40 am • Last Updated Feb 18 2014 01:47 pm

A Provo woman was recovering Tuesday from injuries she sustained after she tumbled into a slot in Canyonlands National Park and had to be rescued by helicopter.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kassidee Brown confirmed that the 23-year-old woman only fell about six feet into the slot while hiking and climbing with friends about 2 p.m. Monday in Chamber Canyon, but it was enough for her to suffer a broken ankle.

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Rescuers located her about 6 p.m. Monday, but it took another five hours for emergency personnel to rappell down a 60-foot cliff to reach her and then lift her to a point where the medical helicopter could transport her to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo about 11 p.m.

The woman — who apparently slipped while another climber was trying to pull her through the slot by rope — reportedly was trapped in the slot for about eight hours, Brown said.

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