Decenas de corredores fueron rescatados de una montaña del norte de Utah después de un clima invernal extremo

Una carrera de 50 millas en las montañas del norte de Salt Lake City, Utah, se interrumpió el sábado por la mañana después de más de 80 los corredores se encontraron en condiciones invernales peligrosas, the Davis County Sheriff’s Office said.

There were white-out conditions and 12 a 18 pulgadas de nieve,” Sheriff Kelly Sparks told CNN.
los DC Peaks 50ultra marathonbegan at a park in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains and organizers were unaware of the winter conditions quickly developing up higher, the sheriff told CNN.
      According to the official website of the event, the start of the linehas an elevation of 4,888′” while the average elevation of the race if 6,604 pies.
        Venturing onto the mountains, trails, and bodies of water at this time of year can be dangerous because the weather changes rapidly and conditions can quickly become life-threatening. Even a mild rain in the valley can translate to blizzard conditions at higher elevations,” Kelly said in a statement included in a comunicado de prensa.
          Race organizers suspended the race at the top of Farmington Canyon and authorities, aided by search and rescue teams, workedfor several hoursto get the runners safely off the mountain, el comunicado de prensa decía
          A fewrunners were treated for hypothermia and released at the scene, and one person treated for hypothermia and a minor injury was also released at the scene, the release added.
            Por 2:45 pm. — a little more than five hours after authorities were first notified of the situationall runners were accounted for and off the mountain, la oficina del alguacil dijo.
            The rapid and collaborative response of our Search and Rescue volunteers, race organizers, and first responders from multiple agencies, resulted in minimal injuries and all runners returning home safely today,” the sheriff said in the statement. “I extend my deep gratitude to everyone involved in this rescue effort.

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