That seems to be the case for Davis County Search and Rescue personnel who had hardly wrapped up a major rescue up Farmington Canyon in which one man was killed, when they were called out on a second rescue up Adams Canyon in Layton.
Thomas Willis, 34, of Clearfield died when the sports utility vehicle he was riding in crashed and rolled in Farmington Canyon Monday night.
Davis County Sheriff's Lt. Brad Wilcox said Search and Rescue crews and the Farmington City Fire Department got the first call about 9 p.m. Monday after a woman driving down the canyon found Dustin Velasquez, 27, Layton. Velasquez had been able to climb out of the canyon, despite severe injuries and flag down a driver.
He told rescuers that after e was thrown from the vehicle, he was able to grab a tree and hang on. The tree apparently kept him from falling down the canyon. He wa taken by air ambulance to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden.
Shortly after 10 p.m. Wilcox said said they found a second victim, Sean Sanchez, 24, also of Layton, about three-quarters of the way down the canyon.
Wilcox said rescuers let out 600 feet of rope, and still had to let out another 200 feet to reach the third victim, Willis, who died at the scene.
Wilcox said that Velasquez indicated they were on an ATV. Rescuers didn't realize it was an SUV until they reach the bottom of the ravine.
Apparently, the three were coming down the canyon in an extremely steep and narrow area near Halfway Creek, when they swerved to miss something. Wilcox said they must have over-corrected and went over the ravine.
Alcohol and drugs were not a factor.
Crews didn't finish up until the we hours of the morning. Then about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday county Search and Rescue and Layton Fire Department crews were called out again to rescue a 17-year-old Bountiful teen from Adams Canyon.
Wilcox said the teen was about two miles up the canyon near the second waterfall.
The teen, who was hiking with friends, fell suffering minor injuries. Initial reports were that the teen had fallen 30 feet. When rescue crew arrived, they fond he had actually fallen about 10 feet.
Crews had to put the teen on a stretcher mounted on a single mountain bike wheel and walk him out of the canyon.
Wilcox noted the time proximity of the two accidents, saying that often things are quiet for a month or two, then suddenly there will be two or three rescues at once.