Rescue crews called to Bridal Veil Falls after climber falls amid thawing ice – KUTV 2News
by Jared Turner, KUTV
PROVO, Utah (KUTV) — Crews were called out for a rescue operation after a man fell 40 feet while ice climbing at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon.
Officials with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene just before 11:30 a.m. Monday.
They said the individual was fortunately climbing with someone who had medical training. That person was able to stabilize and treat the patient the best they could until search and rescue medial teams arrived.
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Sgt. Spencer Cannon said the man was hurt, but his injuries were not life-threatening. The nature of his injuries was not available.
Officials said the ice was thawing in the warmer weather, with chunks breaking off – making conditions difficult for search and rescue crews as they tried to get to the man.
The LifeFlight helicopter was brought in to hoist the man off the cliff. He has been transported by air to the hospital.
The man's identity had not been released.