From Garfield County Sheriff's Office Facebook page ANOTHER LIFESAVING RESCUE FOR GARFIELD COUNTY! On Sunday, May 26, Garfield County Search and Rescue were called out to a search in the Escalante area. This area is known as the Box Death Hollow Slot Canyon. Last night at approximately 8PM, Garfield County Dispatch received information from an alerting company that they had received a beacon alert from an individual who was stranded and hypothermic in Box Death Hollow. Garfield Dispatch immediately called out Search and Rescue in Escalante Utah along with the Department of Public Safety Helicopter and crew to assist in the rescue. When the call came out to Search and Rescue, only three of the members were available, Garfield County Commissioner Jerry Taylor, Rick Green, and Justin Porter. Commissioner Taylor and Rick Green went to the Airport and waited for the DPS Helicopter and their crew. When the helicopter came, they picked up Commissioner Taylor and Rick Green and took them to a location near the coordinates from the beacon alert and let them out. By this time, daylight was gone. Commissioner Taylor and Rick Green attempted to climb into the slot canyon but the terrain was steep and extremely dangerous. It was decided that they should go back up and seek the help from the helicopter by using the hoist from the aircraft. After the decision was made to hoist these individuals out of the slot canyon, the DPS helicopter had to fly to Moab and pick up another crew member to help assist with the hoist. The four women who were in the slot canyon had stated that they thought that Box Death Hollow Canyon would only have ankle to knee deep water that they would be walking through, but after hiking for some time, they realized that they would have to be in deeper water, even swimming in areas. The weather had been cold and wet and hypothermia was setting in on these individuals. The women were able to get on a ledge. Luckily one of the women had decided to get a beacon alert before going on this hike or they possibly might not have been located. The Department of Public Safety helicopter and crew were able to save these women’s lives lifting each individual out of the slot canyon. They were cold, tired and frightened but there were no injuries. They were warmed up with blankets and examined by the Garfield County Ambulance crew. No one was taken to the hospital. Garfield County Commissioner, Jerry Taylor, gave them a ride to their vehicle. These women all came from the Salt Lake area and their ages ranged from 40 to 53. The women stated that they had hiked in other areas by Escalante at other times so they were somewhat experienced hikers. Garfield County has some of the best hiking adventures around but they can be extremely dangerous. The weather has been rainy, snowy, and cold. When you hike a slot canyon you might never know how much water can rise in the narrow canyon. Garfield County Sheriff, James D Perkins Jr cannot express enough how grateful he is to be able to call the Department of Public Safety helicopter and crew and they immediately come to the aide of Garfield County. The DPS helicopter was able to use their hoist and pull these ladies to safety. He also is extremely grateful to the Search and Rescue members, Commissioner Jerry Taylor, Rick Green, and Justin Porter, for the sacrifice of their time they dedicate to Search and Rescue. Garfield County Search and Rescue consists of volunteers who are willing to train and be available whether it is day or night to help those in need. This search started at 8PM on May 26 and was not complete until 5AM on May 27th. Garfield County is lucky to have such great volunteers and a great partnership with the Department of Public Safety helicopter and crew.