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Hiker in critical condition after falling estimated 200 feet

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON — A 21-year-old man is in critical condition after falling an estimated 200 feet in the Lisa Falls area, police say.

The 21-year-old victim's hiking companion called 911 about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Unified police detective Ken Hansen said.

The person who called 911 gave rescuers directions to the victim, Hansen said.

Little Cottonwood Canyon was closed to traffic for the landings of a medical helicopter and DPS helicopter while rescuers searched for the 21-year-old.

The Lisa Falls area is "a more difficult area to hike," according to the detective.

About 6:40 p.m., the victim was flown to a trauma hospital, police said.