Utah County search and rescue workers retrieved an injured woman and man from the scene of an ice-climbing accident late Wednesday morning in Provo Canyon.
A 911 call came in at 9:31 a.m. from the Bridal Veil Falls area. A woman, whose identity was not released, reportedly fell about 40 feet while climbing an ice wall know as the Stairway to Heaven, according to Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Eldon Packer. A man identified as John Lavalla, 34, of Park City, reportedly fell 30 feet.
A medical helicopter landed about 10:20 a.m. to take the injured woman to University Hospital in Salt Lake City. As of Wednesday afternoon she remained in critical condition.