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Search and Rescue recover injured hiker on Mt. Olympus

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - A hiker injured while on Mt. Olympus Tuesday is now home safe and sound with his family. Search and Rescue crews had to retrieve him off the mountain.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - A hiker injured while on Mt. Olympus Tuesday is now home safe and sound with his family. Search and Rescue crews had to retrieve him off the mountain. 

ABC 4 Utah is told 23 year old Shaun Hart of Salt Lake City was hiking with his friend Greg from Washington state on Mt. Olympus' west slab trail on Tuesday. Sometime during the hike a boulder became loose and hit Hart in the leg. He was unable to hike down the mountain. 

Hart's family called 911 around 6:30 p.m. and Search and Rescue crews ascended up the mountain to retrieve him. It wasn't until 11:00 p.m. before Hart walked down the trail and off the mountain, with the help of walking sticks and rescue crews by his side.

ABC 4 Utah is told Hart is an experienced hiker and climber. Police said he was well prepared for the terrain and the hike. They said he had plenty of water, a cell phone, appropriate gear, and a hiking partner.  

Although Hart initially did not want to be interviewed he told ABC 4 Utah's Brian Carlson on camera that he was happy to be off the mountain and glad to see his wife. He wouldn't go into detail of his injury, but said his entire leg was hurt. 

Watch Wednesday morning's edition of Good Morning Utah for video coverage of the rescue, including Hart's interview. 

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Follow Brian Carlson on Twitter: @briancarlsontv 

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