Man suffers serious injuries after falling about 40 feet in Bells Canyon

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BELLS CANYON, Utah — Search and rescue crews responded to a man who fell about 40 feet in Bells Canyon Saturday and suffered serious injuries.

Lt. Lex Bell, Unified Police Department, said the 28-year-old man was hiking in the lower falls area of Bells Canyon when he fell about 40 feet and suffered injuries to his back, neck and head.

Bell said a trauma surgeon also happened to be hiking in the area and came upon the victim soon after the fall. The Good Samaritan began rendering aid, and emergency responders were dispatched.

The man was in serious condition, and a LifeFlight helicopter responded. At about 7:20 p.m., crews were preparing to use a hoist with the helicopter in order to transport the man to a hospital.

The victim has not been identified.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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