ST. GEORGE – Emergency crews were called to assist a 68-year-old woman hiking in Snow Canyon State Park Friday after she was unable to finish her hike.
At approximately 5 p.m., a call was made to the St. George Communication Center reporting that a woman hiking the Lava Tubes of Snow Canyon was experiencing some light-headedness, dizziness and chest pain, Ivins City Fire and Rescue Chief Randy Hancey said.
The woman had nearly a mile left of her hike before being unable to bring herself out by walking, Hancey said, and had to be carried out by rescuers.
“She went down just fine but on the way back was her problem,” he said.
The woman was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.
Hancey offered these words of advice for hikers in the Southern Utah area:
Don’t go beyond your capabilities and make sure to keep yourself hydrated. It’s always easier to go down than to come back up.
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