On Friday, July 31 at approximately 7:50 a.m. the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a call advising that a hiker was injured with a possible broken leg in Cathedral Wash near Lee’s Ferry in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Deputies from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Page Substation responded with National Park Service Rangers from Lee’s Ferry. The victim, a 22 year old male from Oregon, was located in the canyon between Lee’s Ferry Road and the Colorado River. He had sustained a dislocated knee during a short fall in the wash and was experiencing severe pain.

Due to the seriousness of the injury, National Park Service Rangers and Sheriff’s Deputies carried the victim to the Colorado River where they were met by medical staff of Classic Lifeguard Air Medical Services. The victim was flown out of the canyon and transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center for his injuries.