IVINS – Washington County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to an emergency call on the Red Mountain near Ivins Sunday afternoon.
Deputy Jesse Williams of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department said Search and Rescue responded to the call from a 38 year-old-year man who had been hiking on the Red Mountain and was “jumping from rock to rock and made a bad landing that his right leg.”
Rescue operations began about 12:07 p.m.
The helicopter used by the WCSRS was not able to land near the man due to bad terrain, and had to land a half-mile from the man’s position, Williams said. Ultimately a skyline was set up in order to reach the man which was then used to carry him out on a stretcher.
The man was airlifted to Dixie Regional Medical Center around 5:15 p.m., Williams said.
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