WILLARD, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Two men are safe after spending the night on a ledge near Willard Peak.
The men, Tim Myers, 30 and Kevin Curtis, 28 were hiking in the mountains near Willard Peak on Saturday when some rocks fell on Myers, breaking his leg.
The hikers called 911 from where they were stranded, which according to the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office, was an 18-inch ledge. When they arrived to search for them on Saturday evening, Box Elder officials determined it was too dark and unsafe to attempt a rescue. Instead, they dropped down supplies, including food and sleeping bags for the men to spend the night.
Search and rescue returned this morning (Sunday) and air lifted Myers to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, where he was treated for lacerations and a broken leg. Curtis was able to climb down with other rescuers later this afternoon. His injuries were not severe.
According to police, Willard Peak has an altitude of nine thousand vertical feet.
During the rescue attempt, a member of the search and rescue team also became injured when he fell and hurt his shoulder.