2 hikers rescued in Utah mountains

Sept. 9, 2012 at 7:07 PM

WILLARD, Utah, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Two hikers, one with a dislocated shoulder and broken toe, were rescued Sunday from a Utah cliff where they had spent the night, authorities said.

The Deseret News reported Tim Myers, 30, of Sandy was hoisted off the mountain in Box Elder County and taken to a hospital. His hiking partner, Kevin Curtis, 28, of Draper, climbed up to a point where rescuers could reach him.

Myers was injured Saturday when a boulder fell from above and struck him as the pair were hiking to Inspiration Point, county Sheriff Lynn Yates said. The incident occurred at an elevation of about 8,500 feet, the Salt Lake City newspaper said.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported the two men had called dispatch at 5:30 p.m. to report their predicament but rescue crews couldn't reach them before nightfall, forcing them to spend the night on the narrow cliff, the Tribune said.

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