MENU

Teen speaks about getting lost while hiking in Utah mountains, survival

UUHC_200107_004.jpg
Teen speaks about getting lost while hiking in Utah mountains, survival (Photo: UUHC)

A 17-year-old boy from California was found alive in Millcreek Canyon Friday after spending nearly 30 hours in the cold.

Nicolas Stay-Alcantara became lost while hiking on Thursday, Jan. 2.

The 17-year-old will be speaking about his experience at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the University of Utah Hospital as he recovers from frostbite injuries.

Ken Hansen with the Unified Police Department told 2News the teen had taken an Uber up the canyon on Thursday at 9 a.m.

Stay-Alcantara was last heard from at 7 p.m. and was reported missing after he failed to meet a friend in Park City.

Salt Lake County Search and Rescue searched all night in the Rattlesnake Gulch area of Millcreek Canyon.

The teen was found several miles up the canyon from where crews had been searching at approximately 1 p.m. Friday.

Stay-Alcantara was in Utah for college applications. He had planned to come with someone, but that relationship changed, so he came alone, Hansen said.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER