Injured Utah hiker rescued in Red Butte Canyon

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Salt Lake City firefighters rescued an injured hiker in Red Butte Canyon after another alert hiker noticed his abandoned backpack and cellphone.

Fire spokesman Jasen Asay says they received a call about 10 a.m. Sunday about the hiker who had fallen off a trail behind the Natural History of Museum of Utah.

He says rescuers had to hike through snow and ice for nearly two hours before they reached the man in his early 20s. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises as well as hypothermia.

Jon Kale tells KSTU-TV (http://tinyurl.com/n27y66v ) he was hiking in the area with his dog when he saw a rock with blood on it. He called authorities when he came across the man’s backpack and cellphone.

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Information from: KSTU-TV, http://www.fox13now.com

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