Washington County Search and Rescue retrieves hiker on Red Mountain

Rescue of hiker with broken leg on Red Mountain, March 11, 2012 | Courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff Search and Rescue

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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1 Comment

  • Gunther March 13, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Whats the story with the lifeflight from Cougar Cliffs at 3:30 AM Monday morning? Heard some folks were rapelling and a girl fell and broke both legs. They life flighted her to Las Vegas. No story on this website or the Spectrum. Just wondering what was up .

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