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Rescue for injured Boy Scout underway in Cache County
First Published Aug 19 2014 04:53 pm • Last Updated Aug 20 2014 09:12 am

A rescue operation for a boy scout who fell off a cliff near Smithfield’s Birch Canyon was underway Tuesday evening.

A Life Flight helicopter from Intermountain Healthcare flew to the scene and had been preparing to hoist the scout to a nearby hospital, but the helicopter turned around when it was determined that the injury was not as serious as first believed, according to Cache County Sheriff’s dispatch.

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Medical personnel were on the scene attending to the scout, who appeared healthy enough to be able to walk back to safety, dispatch said.


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