Unified Police Department conducts search and rescue in Little Cottonwood Canyon

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – The Unified Police Department (UPD) conducted a search and rescue to retrieve a female hiker in Little Cottonwood Canyon Monday afternoon.

The department stated that crews were working to rescue the 53-year-old woman, who had suffered an ankle injury.

According to Brian Lohrke with UPD, the woman was hiking on a trail when she injured her ankle. Her injuries were not serious or life-threatening.

Crews had a difficult time rescuing the patient due to icy terrain and conditions.

A Medivac helicopter was called to assist in the rescue.