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Minnesota teenager critically hurt while climbing in Utah

DULUTH - A 19-year-old Duluth woman remained in critical condition Monday following a 35- to 50-foot fall the day before during a canyon hike outside Ogden, Utah.

DULUTH - A 19-year-old Duluth woman remained in critical condition Monday following a 35- to 50-foot fall the day before during a canyon hike outside Ogden, Utah.

Sophie Hillmeyer was climbing rocks on the side of the waterfall at Waterfall Canyon on Sunday when “one of the rocks broke loose under her foot,” said Lt. Brandon Toll, commander of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue.

She had serious injuries to her head, left arm and hip. The fall happened at 12:15 p.m., and the rescue took about 90 minutes.

Search and rescue teams had to move her 150 yards to an open area where she was airlifted to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. Hillmeyer remained in the hospital in critical condition, said a hospital spokesperson Monday afternoon.

Hillmeyer is in Utah as part of an AmeriCorps volunteer service trip, Toll said.

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