News short: Rescuers carry out injured hiker at Emerald Pools

Zion National Park, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

ZION NATIONAL PARK – Zion National Park rangers and other responders carried a hiker to safety Sunday night after she broke her ankle while hiking on the Emerald Pools Trail.

At approximately 9:22 p.m., rangers received a report of a woman with a broken ankle, Zion National Park spokesperson Aly Baltrus said. The woman had stepped on a rock on her way down between the upper and middle pools and was injured.

A carryout team of nine rangers and two firefighters from Springdale extricated the woman and carried her to an ambulance.

The injured woman was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center, Baltrus said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • R. May 26, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    It’s dark at 9:22, what was she doing there at that time of day? Doesn’t appear that there was a great deal of common sense used at the time.

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