A Salt Lake man beaten with clubs and pipes early Sunday morning near Hogle Zoo remained in critical condition Monday in University Hospital.

Lester Brown, 20, 176 N. Redwood Road, was beaten by three to four males about 3:30 a.m. near 2770 E. Sunnyside Ave., said police Lt. Norm Thompson. The assailants then fled into Emigration Canyon in a large white sedan.Brown, who suffered severe head injuries, was in the area looking for his sister, who had been in an automobile accident, Thompson said.