Hiker is rescued after plunging more than 100ft off a cliff

A hiker has been rescued after he fell more than 100 feet and landed on a cliff edge near the base of Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City where he was stranded for five hours.

The 29-year-old man was hiking near to the Hell Canyon trail near Victory Road, Utah, when he tumbled down the mountain and onto a cliff edge above a rock quarry on Sunday.  

The man, who sustained injuries to his leg and pelvis, lost his phone during the fall and was rescued after people heard the man yelling at 9.30am before they called for help.  

The man, who sustained injuries to his leg and pelvis, lost his phone during the fall and was rescued after people heard the man yelling at 9.30am before they called for help

The man, who sustained injuries to his leg and pelvis, lost his phone during the fall and was rescued after people heard the man yelling at 9.30am before they called for help

Captain Tony Stowe of Salt Lake City Fire Department said the man, who went out around 4am, used his flashlight and yelled for help which alerted a group of people . 

Salt Lake City Fire Department tweeted footage of the cliff edge which showed the emergency crew lowering the man to safety captioned: ‘This morning SLC Fire’s Heavy Rescue Team rescued a 29 yr. old male hiking in the area that fell more than 100 feet landing on a cliff ledge. 

‘He sustained injuries to his pelvis and leg. After losing his phone he was stuck on the mountain for over five hours before 911 was called.’    

The Heavy Rescue Team was called out and the crew found a stable tree and rocks to secure an anchor to before they lowered themselves down to help the hiker. 

The Heavy Rescue Team was called out and the crew found a tree and rocks to secure an anchor to before they lowered themselves down to help the hiker

The Heavy Rescue Team was called out and the crew found a tree and rocks to secure an anchor to before they lowered themselves down to help the hiker

Salt Lake City Fire Department tweeted footage of the cliff edge which showed the emergency crew lowering the man to safety

Salt Lake City Fire Department tweeted footage of the cliff edge which showed the emergency crew lowering the man to safety

Footage shows two rescuers slowly bringing the man down the cliff face in a stretcher as rocks are seen falling beneath their feet. 

Batallion Chief Mark Bednarik of Salt Lake City Fire Department, said according to KSL TV: ‘Somewhere along that hike, he misstepped, got too close to the edge and took a slide and tumble halfway down the cliff base into the rock quarry.’

The man was taken to hospital and his identity has not been released.  

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