Some Manti Boy Scouts escaped injury Sunday after were rescued from a southern Utah slot canyon.
Wayne County sheriff's Deputy Matthew Webster said six Scouts and three adult leaders were hiking Saturday in the slot canyon known as Pandora's Box in Capitol Reef National Park about 6 miles east of Torrey, when one of the leaders became exhausted.
Webster said the hikers decided to split up, leaving behind two leaders and two Scouts. About 1 a.m., someone called Wayne County to report the troop was overdue. Webster said the remaining Scouts and leader hiked out of the canyon about 1:45 a.m. He said the Wayne County Search and Rescue team left about 7:30 a.m. to rescue the four remaining hikers.