From Garfield County Sheriff's Office: Search and Rescue in Sandthrax Slot Canyon On April 28th at approximately 9:00 pm the Garfield County Dispatch received a call reporting that 7 individuals originating from the Denver Colorado area from ages 20 to 60 years old were stuck in a slot canyon called Sandthrax. This slot canyon is located on BLM in the Leprechaun Canyon Area around Boulder Utah. This slot canyon requires repelling and other difficult tasks and the individuals were amateur hikers and unprepared for this kind of hike. It was reported that one of the hikers got stuck in a narrow space and could not get out. The other individuals except for one were unable to get around her. The one individual that that got out hiked out and got a ride to Hanksville Utah and called dispatch. The Search and Rescue from Garfield County, Wayne County and also the Department of Public Safety Helicopter were called out for this incident at around 9:00pm The Search and Rescue teams got to the area where these individuals were at and the Department of Public Safety Helicopter arrived and were able to assist the individual that was stuck in the slot. The Helicopter flew the individual who had been stuck and was suffering from hypothermia and minor injuries to the Moab Hospital. The helicopter then went back to the area to assist on getting the rest of the party out. No other injuries were reported. Garfield County Sheriff would like to thank everyone involved in this rescue. Garfield County Search and Rescue for their fantastic response to assist. A Big Thank You to the Wayne County Search and Rescue for all the assistance and being the first on scene. The Sheriff would also like to thank the Department of Public Safety Helicopter for their unending efforts to help our county in the many searches we have in our area. You are all wonderful. Garfield County Sheriff and Deputies would really like to express the importance of knowing the area you are going to hike at. Be over prepared for any situation that could arise. Always make sure you have plenty of water and food. We have some amazing areas to hike in our county and one of our biggest concerns is the safety of all individuals.