Stranded hikers rescued near Willard Peak in Box Elder County

Published: Sunday, Sept. 9 2012 2:42 p.m. MDT

WILLARD — Two stranded hikers were rescued Sunday morning after spending the night on a cliff near the city of Willard in Box Elder County.

Tim Myers, 30, from Sandy suffered injuries when rocks fell from above during the climb. Myers was with a friend, 28-year old Kevin Curtis of Draper. The two were hiking toward Inspiration Point, according to Box Elder County Sheriff Lynn Yates.

A boulder hit Myers in the shoulder, dislocating it, he also sustained a broken toe. He was hoisted off the mountain and treated by paramedics, and was later transported to McKay Dee hospital in Ogden for treatment, Yates said. Curtis did not suffer any injuries. He hiked to a higher position for rescue parties to reach him after Myers was lifted from the mountain, Yates said.

The hikers were at an estimated 8,500 feet, the peak of the mountain. The search for the hikers was called off at 8:15 p.m. Saturday for safety reasons and resumed Sunday morning.

Julian Reyes

Twitter: @_JulianReyes_

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