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    According to a social media report that the Grand County Search & Rescue unit posted on social media, six people were injured in separate incidents over Memorial Day weekend at a popular swimming hole in Left Hand Canyon, the north fork of Mill Creek Canyon.

    Search and Rescue members execute a technical rope rescue at Left Hand Canyon.
    Members of the Grand County Search & Rescue team execute a technical rope rescue Monday after a hiker was injured above the waterfall on Left Hand, part of the popular Mill Creek hiking area. Photos courtesy of Grand County Search & Rescue

    All but one of the injuries involved jumping from rocks into a shallow pool at the base of a waterfall. In addition to the incidents in Left Hand, Search & Rescue and Grand County EMS were called Friday to a canyoneering injury just above the Medieval Chamber near Morning Glory Arch and a UTV rollover on the Hell’s Revenge trail, according to S&R.

    The first of the injuries in Mill Creek Canyon was reported early Saturday afternoon. When rescuers arrived, a second injury was reported but friends carried both subjects out of the canyon. Less than two hours later, according to the report, rescuers were again paged to Left Hand and again received a report of two injuries. One subject was treated for leg injuries by EMS and transported by litter to a waiting ambulance. The second subject was carried out of the canyon over the shoulder of her companion, according to S&R.

    Rescuers carry out one of half a dozen people who were injured at Left Hand Canyon over Memorial Day weekend.

    On Monday, rescuers and EMS personnel were paged to Left Hand for a woman who had injured both ankles jumping into the shallow pool. She was treated and carried out of the canyon. Upon arrival at the scene, rescuers and medical personnel were notified of another leg injury sustained while hiking. Technical rope rescue gear was required to evacuate the hiker from above the waterfall. She was carried out of the canyon in a litter.

    A technical rope rescue was also required Friday morning, according to S&R, to safely evacuate the canyoneer with a knee injury near Medieval Chamber. Later that day, two people were injured in a UTV rollover on the Hell’s Revenge trail. Classic Air Medical transported one subject from the scene and the second was treated by EMS and evacuated to a waiting ambulance by Search & Rescue.

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