FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two men from Texas who got stranded while hiking near
the Arizona-Utah border have been rescued.
Officials with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Arizona Department of
Public Safety say the men were airlifted out of Paria Canyon early Thursday.
They say one hiker who was experiencing medical problems was flown to Page
Hospital and treated for a non-life threatening condition. The other hiker was
flown to Lee’s Ferry where he was reunited with the reporting party.
The names, ages and hometowns of the two men aren’t immediately available.
Sheriff’s officials say the hikers were dropped off Tuesday at the Whitehouse
Trailhead north of the Utah state line. They intended to hike through Paria
Canyon and eventually meet the third member of their group at Lee’s Ferry.