Search and Rescue teams called out to help stranded hiker in Logan Canyon


LOGAN — Search and rescue teams spent Sunday afternoon trying to assist a stranded hiker in Logan Canyon. Max Susman called 911 after hiking into a steep cliff area, where he was unable to get down.

Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said the 19-year-old had parked his car near 2nd Dam around noon and started hiking. He was not hurt when he called for help around 6:00 p.m.

Rescue teams responded to the area. They located Susman, who did not have the proper gear for the area where he had climbed.

A Life Flight helicopter was called to assist rescue teams. It was unable to land though because of the terrain. They were able to drop supplies to Susman, including food, water, sleeping bag and fire starting supplies.

Several search team members hiked to Susman and were able to stay with him through the night. The Life Flight helicopter will attempt to transport him off the mountain again this morning, after sunrise.

Sheriff Jensen reminds those who go into the back country to have proper clothing and supplies, and know the terrain and area you will be in. He praised searchers efforts but said every time volunteer members get called out it also puts them at risk.

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