Hikers rescued from Mt. Logan

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LOGAN — Cache County Search and Rescue were called to Mt. Logan late Sunday night on report of a hiker who had fallen off a ravine.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Doyle Peck said the first call was received at 9:05 p.m. The group of hikers, four males and three females, were near the peak, overlooking Spring Hollow when they found a large snowfield and began sliding on it.

The hikers told search and rescue crews that 21-year-old Randell Rees was sliding down the snow when he lost control and fell off a 15-foot drop-off. He suffered injuries to his head and lacerations to his face.

Peck said another hiker, 21-year-old Aaron Speedy, slid down the snow attempting to help Rees and also lost control. He also fell off the 15-foot drop-off and broke his ankle.

Crews located the hikers around 10:30 p.m. and used a series of ropes to rescue the two injured men.

Peck said because of Rees’ head injuries, a Life Flight helicopter was paged. He was also suffering from hypothermia and was flown to McKay-Dee Hospital, in Ogden.

Crews helped Speedy down the mountain and transported him to Logan Regional Hospital by ambulance.

Peck said the rescue took most of the night and crews finished helping the hikers off the mountain by 6:00 a.m. Monday.

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