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Hiker injured in canyon fall

A 53-year-old man was rescued in Big Cottonwood Canyon after breaking his leg while hiking Thursday, police said.

The man was near Guardsman's Pass in a place police described as "not a really complicated area" when he fell and broke his leg, said Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Don Hutson.

A search-and-rescue team and sheriff's deputies were able to get to the man within 15 minutes, he said.

"It was just a matter of getting him off the mountain," Hutson said. "We just used a stretcher to get him out of the area."

The man was transported to Intermountain Medical Center.

Police said they don't know where the hiker was from, but beyond the leg injury, he was fine.

— Emiley Morgan