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Rescue workers carried Brigham Young University student Kathryn Allison to safety after she fell about 30 feet while hiking alone in Rock Canyon on Monday.

"The position where she came to rest was pretty precarious," Police Chief Swen Nielsen said. "If she would have rolled farther, she would have gone over a cliff and had a fatal fall."Allison, 18, Mesa, Ariz., was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center with minor injuries to her legs, ribs, knees and back.

"This simply reiterates the ever-present concern we have about people climbing in the canyon," Nielsen said.