COX CABLE - KLAS-TV CONTRACT AGREEMENT REACHED Read Story

Man Rescued After Spending 3 Nights On Mountain

HOLLADAY, Utah (AP) — A 19-year-old man was rescued on Utah’s Mount Olympus after spending three nights stranded on a ledge.

Unified Police Department spokesman Lt. Justin Hoyal says Cole Taylor of Salt Lake was rescued by a state helicopter Saturday night after a hiker heard his screams for help.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable with hypothermia and dehydration.

Hoyal says Taylor had to eat leaves and drink urine to survive the ordeal.

Wearing only shorts, a basketball jersey and a baseball cap, Taylor climbed to the top of Mount Olympus on Wednesday.

Hoyal says Taylor walked off the main trail on the descent and ended up getting stuck on a ledge in Hughes Canyon.

He says Taylor is lucky to be alive.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Las Vegas

Get Started
Introducing Your New Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live