PROVO — Three teenage boys stranded on a cliff in Provo Canyon were rescued early Tuesday after spending more than four hours in the cold.
The boys were perched on a 3-foot-wide ledge about 400 yards above the highway Monday night. They were hiking the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, located west of Bridal Veil Falls, when they got "ledged out."
The teens, from Orem, set out for a day hike Monday. They had cellphones and a head lamp but no coats or food. They found themselves in steep rocky terrain and by the time they turned back, it was dark and they couldn't see where they were going.
Paul Johnson's son was one of the teens stuck in the canyon.
"They called a little before eight o'clock and said, ‘We're in trouble. We're in cliffs.' We said, ‘Stay put. Sit down. Don't move,'" Johnson said.
He hiked as close as he could to them, but realized they were stuck on some cliffs and it wasn't safe to hike down alone.
"They were not dressed for this. They did not have coats. They walked through rivers and waterfalls and were freezing. Their feet were wet and cold," Johnson said.
He called for help around 9 p.m. Search and rescue crews hiked to the boys and walked them down around 3 a.m. The boys were hungry and cold but were OK.
- Autopsies of 7 infants completed; police...
- Texas seizes FLDS Church's secluded ranch
- Salt Lake's record-setting convention kicks...
- Man admits raping, killing young Ogden girl...
- Appeals judges question right to sue in...
- Top 10 spring activities for Utah families
- Salt Lake Marathon changes owners, course and...
- At UVU, Elder Oaks sees hope despite...
- LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration 106
- Atheists, Mormon scholars talk religion 88
- At UVU, Elder Oaks sees hope despite... 72
- Utah, Oklahoma same-sex marriage cases... 47
- U., Ute Tribe reach agreement on... 37
- Appeals judges question right to sue in... 25
- Doug Robinson: The first kiss and the... 24
- Mom accused of killing 6 newborns held... 24