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Home News MCSO Press Releases SIX TEENAGE HIKERS RESCUED IN MILLARD COUNTY-APRIL 29, 2012
SIX TEENAGE HIKERS RESCUED IN MILLARD COUNTY-APRIL 29, 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012 17:43

On Saturday April 28, 2012 at about 6 p.m. Millard County Sheriffs Office received a 911 call from six teenage boys between the ages of 13 and 17 lost in the ledges above the Maple Grove area of Millard County south of Scipio.  The teenagers were part of a camping group from Richfield, Utah and were camping in the Maple Grove Campground when they began a hike into the mountains above the campground.  While attempting to return to the campground, the teenagers became trapped in the ledges and called for assistance.      

Millard County Sheriffs Office personnel responded and spoke with the teenagers by cellular telephone.  Due to darkness and the ability of the teenagers to build a fire, it was determined the rescue would continue Sunday morning.  The boys were able to build a fire and Deputies could see the smoke from the fire to get a better location on the teenagers for the rescue.  Deputy Corey Anderson was also able to speak with the teenagers every hour throughout the night to verify they were fine.      

Sunday morning members of the East Millard Sheriffs Posse, the West Millard Rope Rescue Team, and the Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter joined Millard County Deputies to continue with the rescue efforts.  At about 9:30 a.m. the DPS helicopter crew was able to locate the teenagers and safely fly them off the mountain and return them to their camp.     

The Millard County Sheriffs Office would like to thank the Utah Department of Public Safety, the East Millard Sheriffs Posse, and members of the West Millard Rope Rescue Team for their efforts in this rescue.

 

Safe Tip

When on the phone, do not admit to a stranger that you are alone. Also, instruct your children, when alone, to say that Mom or Dad is busy and to ask the caller to leave a message or call back.

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