A hiker was in the hospital Tuesday after falling about 100 feet in Zion National Park, authorities said.
The hiker — park officials did not give details about the person — was descending Lady Mountain, slipped near the summit and fell into a narrow ravine. A friend who saw the fall reported it at 8:40 a.m.
Park medics responded swiftly, officials said, but the climb to reach the hiker took nearly two hours. Medics evaluated the patient as a technical rescue team also ascended to the scene.
The person was lowered 135 feet to an area accessible by a rescue helicopter. That helicopter then transferred the person at a nearby landing zone to a medical helicopter. The person was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center; his or her condition was unknown Tuesday evening.
[Local News Story]