WAYNE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Search and rescue teams helped to free a man wedged in a slot canyon Saturday evening in Wayne County.
According to a press release, the incident happened just around 7 p.m. in the Robbers Roost area of Chambers Flat Canyon.
A group had just finished rappelling and were headed out of the canyon when the man got stuck, according to the press release.
Teams from Wayne County Search and Rescue as well as the Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau responded.
12 SAR members were flown to the area, which is just east of Hanksville, from the Chambers Flat trailhead to help assist the man.
The crews rappelled down the slot canyon just after midnight and were able to rescue the man around 3:30 a.m.
The man was then flown to the airport in Hanksville where he was cleared by medical personnel.