A California man was rescued Sunday after falling from a cliff and languishing for two days without water or treatment for his diabetes at The Wave rock formation in southern Utah.
The man, 62, received a permit to hike The Wave on Friday, said Kane County sheriff's Sgt. Alan Alldredge. On Saturday, a BLM employee noticed the man's car still at the trailhead and called the man's wife, who said she hadn't heard from him since Thursday, Alldredge said. The couple lives near Los Angeles.
Two helicopter crews flew over The Wave late Saturday and early Sunday in search of the man; rescuers on foot and horseback began searching at dawn Sunday, Alldredge said.