climbingAn Orem boy is in critical condition after a 200 foot fall just east of the popular Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office told the media that the 11-year-old was hiking with several family members on a trail near the falls when he tumbled down a  field.

According to the report, the boy sustained serious injuries to the head and back. It is also possible that the boy has a broken collar bone. This incident happened around 3:48 p.m.

It was not established in the report whether the boy lost consciousness as a result of the fall but according to the report, he was unable to recall what happened to him. Sgt. Spencer Cannon theorized that the boy must have serious head injuries as indicated by his inability to recall the incident.

Moreover the article disclosed that officials claimed that it took roughly an hour and 15 minutes to get the boy down from the mountain due to the challenging terrain and the need to keep medical personnel safe. A technical lowering system was set up to take him down roughly 250 feet to the base of the mountainside.

The injured boy was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Christensen & Hymas wishes the boy quick recovery from his injuries. We encourage everyone during hiking and climbing activities to be extra careful. Do not let anyone leave the trail. Please do not allow young children to walk far ahead or behind.

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Original article by David Self Newlin of

Photo courtesy of Steve Jurvetson.