Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
AMERICAN FORK CANYON — A 26-year-old in serious condition was stabilized by a search and rescue crew after she called for help Monday, then was hoisted into a helicopter and flown to an area hospital, Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said.
As the crew headed back down the mountain, Cannon said they came across a second female hiker in her 20s who had collapsed from dehydration. The second hiker was treated at the scene and helped down the mountain.
"We had one call and ended up with two rescue operations while we were there," Cannon said.
The woman rescued by helicopter had set off around 1 a.m. from the Aspen Grove trailhead and had traveled nearly three miles when she experienced medical problems and contacted the sheriff's office about 4 a.m., Cannon said.
Search and rescue and fire department crews reached her about 6 a.m., he said.
"She was in pretty bad shape," Cannon said, but is expected to recover. He said the woman is from California but currently living in Utah and has several pre-existing medical conditions.
Responders included members of the North Fork Fire Department from Sundance.
— Lisa Riley Roche
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