An American Fork man was flown to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center after he suffered an apparent heart attack while hiking with his son.
On January 17, 2015, at about 1:40 P.M., dispatchers with Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District answered a 911 call from a man who reported his father appeared to be having a heart attack. The two were hiking near some cliffs just south of the entrance to American Fork Canyon. Lone Peak Fire Department responded along with LifeFlight and Utah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue. SAR members began to hike to the scene while LifeFlight shuttled SAR and Fire personnel to the scene. The victim, Rick Ellison, age 66, of American Fork, experienced cardiac arrest shortly after a LifeFlight personnel arrived. They used an AED to help stabilize the victim. A second LifeFlight helicopter with a hoist responded to the scene and lifted Ellison off the mountain. The first helicopter then transported him to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. He was reported to be in stable condition.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO.