A 25 year old woman needed assistance after friends called 911 over worries that she was incoherent. Search and Rescue and AirCare helicopter crew members escorted her to a waiting ambulance.
On April 19, 2016, at about 6:25 AM, Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a woman at the Diamond Fork hot pots in Spanish Fork Canyon who was incoherent and needed medical assistance. It was reported that she was going in and out of consciousness. The woman, Emily Elizabeth Clark, age 25, of Kanab, had been with friends at the hot pots. These hot pots are accessed from the Three Forks Trailhead at Fifth Water in Diamond Fork Canyon. From the trailhead it is about a 2 1/2 mile hike to the hot pots. Because of the location Utah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue responded to help locate and treat the patient. AirCare medical helicopter service also responded. AirCare paramedics and SAR personnel hiked to the patient and determined that she was highly intoxicated. While Clark was intoxicated, she was able, with assistance, to walk back to the trailhead parking lot. Once there she was evaluated and medical personnel determined she needed to be treated at a hospital. Clark attempted to leave and asked for her car keys. A friend who was with Clark at the hot pots had taken her car keys from her earlier. Clark is currently being evaluated at Mt. View Hospital in Payson. Because of her condition, and the danger she presented to herself and others, Clark will be cited for Public Intoxiation.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO