A lost female hiker was rescued Sunday morning after being trapped overnight off the trailhead in Parrish Creek.
Sgt. Nathan Dabb of the Davis County Sheriff's Office told 2News:
The message that she had left the family simply said, 'I'm hiking next to petroglyphs, I'm lost.'
Davis County Search and Rescue and a helicopter from the Utah Department of Public Safety located the woman and her two puppies who braved temperatures in the 20s.
The quick weather changes impacted the rescue but the helicopter was able to hoist the woman out of the canyon and rescuers walked the puppies out.
Eric (no last name given) of Davis County SAR documented the rescue with a series of videos posted on Facebook that began with crews following footprints. Dabb said rescuers found the woman's terrier before she was found. The dog had separated from her sometime during the night, he said.
He added when the woman was found:
She had tucked herself under a little rock and kept one of her dogs with her.
Eric's videos also included where the Incident Command was headquartered for the rescue and a look at the surrounding terrain with petroglyphs and nearby Antelope Island.
The woman's identity and medical condition were not released but she was warmed, fed, and then well enough to go home.
An estimated 50 volunteers participated in the rescue. Dabb said typically such rescue efforts cost nothing for the person saved.