While waiting for rescuers to come, a hiker in Utah’s Provo Canyon clung to a boulder for support.
This past weekend, a hiker in the state of Utah was “lucky to be alive,” according to the people who helped her after she slipped and fell from the Provo Canyon Cliffs and became stranded.
According to the North Fork Fire Department, rescue workers found the woman “cliffed out” and clinging to rock after she had gone down an ice scree field. She was also hanging from the rock.
If someone is “cliffed out,” it means they are in a predicament in which they are unable to move in either the upward or downward direction; in other words, they are imprisoned.
Officials from the fire department reported that the rescue effort took more than two hours to complete. Members of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office as well as those from Utah County Search & Rescue were on hand to provide a hand during the operation.