Corona Arch

photos courtesy of Grand County EMS

MOAB, Utah — Grand County first responders rescued a man who fell approximately 40 feet near Corona Arch in Moab, Utah.

At 12:26 a.m. on August 14, 2020, the Grand County Sheriff's Office was notified of a beacon notification in the area of Corona Arch.

Upon arrival, deputies had to hike approximately one mile to where the male had fallen. The man reportedly fell approximately 40 feet and sustained serious injuries.

One of the responding deputies who made first contact with the patient was able to provide critical information to responding EMS prior to the arrival, while the other deputy acted as a radio relay for the incident, according to Grand County EMS.

EMS was able to stabilize and treat the patient until Classic Air Medical arrived. Grand County Search and Rescue coordinated transportation of the patient from the scene to the helicopter, which required traversing steep and unsteady terrain, reported officials.

The patient was transported by helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital, where he is in stable condition.