Accident in Kanarra Creek

Nick

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I noticed MTN_DUDE posted something about this happening earlier today on Facebook. Much like that other SAR thread recently posted, the information available leaves more questions than answers. The report says he fell sixty feet at Kanarraville Falls. Sounds like he must have been up on the rim or something and not on the standard route? Hope he's alright.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56316557-78/amp-falls-kanarraville-com.html.csp

A teenager fell about 60 feet into a canyon at Kanarraville Falls just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

Early reports indicated the victim is a 16-year-old boy. Dispatchers did not know the extent of his injuries.

Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, paramedics and a medical helicopter were called to the scene as authorities worked to determine exactly what happened at the falls.

No further information was immediately available. An investigation is underway.

Kanarraville Falls is located 16 miles southwest of Cedar City and is outside the town of Kanarraville.
 

Yvonne

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I saw the boys hiking in this afternoon when I was on my way back to my car.
Sad thing. Most of them had improper footwear. They noticed my Five Ten Canyoneers and really wished they had a pair of these.
I basically left half an hour before the accident.

I heard they recovered the boy and he had some serious leg injuries from the fall.
 

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The kid, a 16-year-old from Vegas, was part of a group from a wilderness program. He scrambled up a sandstone pitch to find the source of a seep, lost his balance and slid about 50 feet. Sounded like he was scraped up and might have broken an ankle and possibly some ribs. Reports I heard were that helicopters were having difficulty getting near the spot because of the terrain.

He was not on the rim and did not free-fall that distance.
 
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