Brothers injured after simultaneously slipping off falls at Gunlock Reservoir

In this May 31, 2019, file photo, first responders search for the body of an man who died while cliff jumping at the Gunlock Reservoir, Washington County, Utah | Photo by Ryann Richardson, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A pair of brothers were injured Tuesday after slipping and falling off a waterfall at Gunlock Reservoir. 

According to Utah State Parks Lt. Regan Wilson, the men were standing at the upper falls when they slipped and fell approximately 12 feet at the same time. 

Washington County Search and Rescue responded to the call which came in around 5:24 p.m. 

Both brothers suffered injuries, but were responsive when help arrived. 

“They were alert and sitting up, talking with first responders,” Wilson said. 

One of the brothers, a 28-year-old from North Dakota, briefly lost consciousness after the fall and injured his lower back and both of his ankles. He was carried out on a backboard by first responders. 

The other brother, a 20-year-old from Nevada, was “shook up” and suffered scrapes and bruises but was able to hike out with the medics. 

Both men were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center. 

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