LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON — A 21-year-old man is in critical condition after falling an estimated 200 feet in the Lisa Falls area, police say.Comment on this story
The 21-year-old victim's hiking companion called 911 about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Unified police detective Ken Hansen said.
The person who called 911 gave rescuers directions to the victim, Hansen said.
Little Cottonwood Canyon was closed to traffic for the landings of a medical helicopter and DPS helicopter while rescuers searched for the 21-year-old.
The Lisa Falls area is "a more difficult area to hike," according to the detective.
About 6:40 p.m., the victim was flown to a trauma hospital, police said.