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Utah Hiker Rescued After Fall, Stranded for Hours



SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah hiker who fell more than 100 feet (30 meters) to a cliff ledge and was stranded there for hours over the weekend, authorities said.

Salt Lake City Fire Capt. Tony Stowe said the 29-year-old man was hiking near an industrial area in Salt Lake City west of Ensign Peak on Sunday around 4 a.m. when he fell down the mountain, stopping just before the cliff edge, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Stowe said the man lost his phone during the fall and couldn’t call for help, leaving himself stranded for more than five hours. He said a group of homeless people living in the area noticed the man, who was flashing his flashlight and waving his arms.

The group called 911 around 9:30 a.m. and a rescue crew found the man conscious but disoriented, authorities said. The rescue took about two hours. Authorities did not identify the man.

Stowe said the man was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be a broken pelvis and leg.

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