Crews Recover Body of Hiker After Timpanogos Cave Tour

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Crews Recover Body of Hiker After Timpanogos Cave Tour

Postby Wayne Harrison » Sep 25, 2006 9:57 am

September 25th, 2006 @ 7:24am
Ashley Hayes Reporting

Search and rescue crews removed a man's body from American Fork Canyon overnight. He fell 200 feet yesterday while trying to save a little girl.

The girl is recovering at Primary Children's Hospital.

A family from Magna had just completed a tour of Timpanogos Cave and was on the exit trail. The three-year-old girl was walking down the trail and fell about 75 feet.

A family friend visiting from Russia went down the mountain in an attempt to reach the little girl. While doing so, he slipped farther and fell about 200 feet.

A medical helicopter was able to hoist the little girl out of American Fork Canyon. She was flown to Primary Children's, where her condition has been upgraded from critical to serious. She is expected to make a full recovery.

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Postby Ralph E. Powers » Sep 25, 2006 11:52 pm

Owch... parents should've kept an eye on the girl... valant effort on the guy but should've gone to get help instead... but it's a child/baby so it was impulsive heroic but still foolish. Sorry that it had to end that way.
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