Cache County Search and Rescue has stayed busy this summer with the latest two cases involving individuals stranded in the mountains. Sunday night rescuers were called to Logan Canyon to the Wind Caves Trail where two women had hiked that morning.
The 46 and 59-year old women started their hike at 9:30 a.m. They separated after the 59-year old, Connie Eagle, stopped to take a rock out of her shoe. The other woman finished the hike and waited where their cars were parked. She left after a significant wait.
She called authorities that night after her friend was still not home by 9 p.m. Rescuers found the woman early the next morning and determined she had taken a wrong turn and ended up hiking over the mountain into Green Canyon. Cache County Sheriff Lt. Brian Locke says that other than being hungry and a little dehydrated, Ms. Eagle was okay.
The other incident happened Monday night east of Paradise, where two 16-year old boys were riding a side-by-side off-highway-vehicle in a designated ‘no trespassing’ area. Lt. Locke says the land owner found his gate open and locked it, forcing the boys to find another way out. Locke says the boys were looking over a steep ravine when the driver lost control of the OHV, sending it over the side.
One of the boys was able to call for help on his cell phone. Rescuers worked several hours in rugged conditions to retrieve them. The injured boy sustained cuts, bruises and a banged up knee, and was taken to a local hospital. Locke says trespassing charges are pending.