Search and rescue crews save man after 100-ft. fall in Uintah County

UINTAH COUNTY, Utah – Search and rescue teams have saved a man after he fell about 100 feet down a shaft inside a cave about 35 miles north of Vernal.

Wasatch County Search and Rescue said Uintah County asked it for help rescuing a 20-year-old man Monday.

Authorities said it took them about 12 hours to reach the man who was severely injured with multiple fractures including some open fractures.

The¬†Wasatch High Angle Team said the rescue was “very technical” because they had to traverse a vertical shaft to reach the deep hole where the man fell.