SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake City Search and Rescue and Life Flight have assisted in the hoist of a hiker in the Salt Lake City area who needed support in getting off of the mountain.

Officer Walker with the Salt Lake City Fire Department told ABC4 that a woman in her 30s who was hiking up a trail became dizzy en route and didn’t feel that she could make it down from the mountain by herself.

A helicopter landed within 100 yards of the woman and she was able to make it to the aircraft safely.

The helicopter brought the woman down to Sunnyside Avenue when she was evaluated by paramedics.

The woman did not require additional care and left the scene on her own accord.

ORIGINAL STORY: Life Flight assists in hoist of hiker near Hogle Zoo

May 22, 2022 / 3:33 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake Search and Rescue and Life Flight were called to assist in the hoist of a hiker in the Salt Lake City area who was in need of support in getting off of a mountain Sunday. 

Crews arrived on scene recently and were able to locate the hiker within seconds. 

Officer Walker with the Salt Lake City Fire Department told ABC4 that crews made it to the mountain and are transporting the hiker to where a helicopter can access them. At this time, crews are expected to land at the command post near the Hogle Zoo to drop off the hiker. 

The reasoning for the assist and hoist is unknown, as is the condition of the hiker. 

This is a developing story and ABC4 will provide updates as they become available.