Members of a Lindon family who spent Independence Day camping in Little Cottonwood Canyon found themselves caught in a torrent of water early Friday morning, and then they discovered they were trapped in the canyon by rock slides.
Clint and Camille Allred, along with their 16-year-old son Kyle, were spending the night at Tanners Flat campground when they felt their tent pushed around by a sudden stream of water about 2:30 a.m. The campground lies about 8 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon, but when the family packed up and tried to leave they discovered that rock slides had covered the road. Trapped, they called authorities.
Crews were on scene and clearing the debris by about 3:30 a.m., and authorities eventually closed the road at the mouth of the canyon and at Snowbird.