Ivins Fire & Rescue assists injured tourist in Snow Canyon

Ivins City Fire & Rescue assists an injured hiker in Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah, May 7, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Ron Olroyd

IVINS – On Tuesday, the Ivins City Fire & Rescue Department assisted a woman injured during a hiking accident in Snow Canyon State Park.

Ivins City Fire & Rescue assists an injured hiker in Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah, May 7, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Ron Olroyd
Ivins City Fire & Rescue assists an injured hiker in Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah, May 7, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Ron Olroyd

Around 12:30 p.m., Fire & Rescue members responded to assist an injured female hiker in the canyon, about half a mile north of the main campground. The woman, a tourist from New York who was hiking in a group, had fallen and was unable to reach safety on her own.

First responders loaded her onto a stretcher and carried her over the rocks to a waiting ambulance. Capt. Rich Rodgers of the Santa Clara-Ivins Public Safety Department said that she was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center with a possible fractured ankle.

“(It was) a difficult climbing exercise for the Fire & Rescue crew,” witness Ron Olroyd said. “We love those guys.”

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Ivins City Fire & Rescue assists an injured hiker in Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah, May 7, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Ron Olroyd
Ivins City Fire & Rescue assists an injured hiker in Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah, May 7, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Ron Olroyd

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