Survival Student Quicksand Utah
November 26, 2011 by staff
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office tells ABC 4 News that at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday evening, the Richfield Communications Center received contact from an Air Force station in Florida, stating that an emergency alert beacon was being transmitted from the Dirty Devil River in the Robber’s Roost area of Wayne County. Officers and a helicopter were dispatched to the area.
Upon arrival, the helicopter crew located a 25-year-old man stuck in a thick, muddy, wet substance described as “quicksand.”
Numerous attempts were made to remove the man from the sand but no initial attempts were successful.
Additional support was requested from the Wayne County Search and Rescue team, Wayne County EMS and the Utah Department of Public Safety.
The victim was pulled out of the mud around 2 a.m. after approximately eight hours. He was transported to the Sevier Valley Medical Center for minor exposure.
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