A 64 year old Castle Dale woman was rescued after she became stranded on a steep mountainside in American Fork Canyon.
On June 12, 2017, at about 9:30 AM, Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a 64 year old woman stranded on a ledge in American Fork Canyon. They found the woman on a mountainside, about 40 feet above State Road 92 at mile 14.5. She was hiking with a grandson and was trying to return to the Pine Hollow Trailhead when she became stranded after trying to take a shortcut. UCSO Search and Rescue responded, along with Lone Peak Fire Department. SAR set up a system of ropes and lowered the woman from the mountain side after about two and a half hours. The weather turned bad with a temperature of about 38 degrees with wind and blowing snow. The woman was suffering from mild hypothermia and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. She did not sustain any other injuries and her condition is not life threatening.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO