SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) A hiker was taken to the hospital Tuesday after a 100-ft. fall in Zion National Park.
Park officials say the hiker was descending Lady Mountain, slipped near the summit, and fell approximately 100 feet, into a narrow rock ravine.
A friend, who witnessed the fall, reported the accident to Zion dispatch at 8:40 a.m.
Park medics responded, but the climb to reach the patient took almost two hours. Once on scene, the medics evaluated the patient while a technical rescue team made the climb to join them.
The patient was then lowered 135 ft., to an area accessible by the helicopter. The patient was transported by the rescue helicopter to a nearby landing zone, and care was transferred to an awaiting Life Flight helicopter and crew.
The patient was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center.