Hiker Falls Descending Lady Mountain

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Date: June 6, 2017
Contact: John Marciano, (435) 772-7848

SPRINGDALE, UT – A hiker descending Lady Mountain, slipped near the summit, and fell approximately one hundred feet, into a narrow rock ravine. A friend, who witnessed the fall, reported the accident to Zion Dispatch at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
 
Park medics responded immediately, although the climb to reach the patient took almost two hours. Once on scene, the medics evaluated the patient while a technical rescue team ascended to their location. The patient was then lowered 135 ft., to an area accessible by the helicopter. The patient was transported by the rescue helicopter to a nearby landing zone, and care was transferred to an awaiting Life Flight helicopter and crew. The patient was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center.



Last updated: June 7, 2017

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