A 9-year-old boy is recovering from injuries suffered in a fall while hiking at Bridal Veil Falls Sunday evening.

Brian Howell, Provo, was in serious condition Tuesday at Primary Children's Hospital with head injuries and a broken leg.Howell fell about 30 feet from a cliff in an area that made his rescue treacherous for the Utah County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team.

"It was a very difficult and technical rescue," said Lt. Dick Casto. "It was not an easy task to get him stabilized."

Casto said there was no place to put a helicopter down to speed the rescue. It took climbers about four hours to bring Howell down the mountain.