MOUNT OLYMPUS — Search and rescue crews were looking for a missing hiker late Wednesday night in the same area a father and daughter got lost a day earlier.
Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said a 40-year-old man went for hike on Mount Olympus about 5 a.m. Wednesday and got lost. The man wasn't planning to be in the mountains long and had little or no water with him, Hoyal said.
About 7:30 p.m., the hiker called police for help. Based on his description of the area, search and rescue crews though he might be in the Heughs Canyon area, Hoyal said.
A Life Flight helicopter few a team over the area, but rescuers were not able to locate him. Hoyal said police have talked to the man a few times, but the battery on his cellphone was dying.
"We haven't had any contact with him since just before 9 p.m.," he said.
On Tuesday, search and rescue crews helped a father and daughter get down to the Mount Olympus trail head after they became lost and stuck on a cliff.
In June, Utah Highway Patrol trooper Aaron Beesley fell to his death while helping two teen hikers who had also gotten off the main trail and become stranded in the same area.
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