Girl injured in fall from Utah’s Stewart Falls, cops say

Noble Horvath

An 11-year-old girl suffered a “serious head injury” Sunday when she fell from a northern Utah waterfall, according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened at Stewart Falls, which features two tiers and is over 200 feet tall. Stewart Falls is about 50 miles south of Salt Lake […]

An 11-year-old girl suffered a “serious head injury” Sunday when she fell from a northern Utah waterfall, according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened at Stewart Falls, which features two tiers and is over 200 feet tall. Stewart Falls is about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City.

The girl was injured when she fell 70 feet from the waterfall above Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon, the sheriff’s office said. She was conscious and had a “deep laceration on her head,” Sgt. Spencer Cannon told the Gephardt Daily.

She was life-flighted to a a Salt Lake City children’s hospital and was in critical condition Sunday, the sheriff’s office said.

Photos show around a dozen first responders carrying the girl from the mountain to where the helicopter was stationed.

Stewart Falls, referred to by Utah.com as “one of the most scenic and photogenic waterfalls in northern Utah,” offers a 3.5-mile, moderate hike.

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Mike Stunson covers real-time news for McClatchy. He is a 2011 Western Kentucky University graduate who has previously worked at the Paducah Sun and Madisonville Messenger as a sports reporter and the Lexington Herald-Leader as a breaking news reporter.
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