Wounded Utah park ranger honors medical rescuers

SALT LAKE CITY — Emergency rescue workers who rushed to the aid of a wounded Utah park ranger have been honored for saving his life.

Brody Young was shot nine times at the Poison Spider Mesa trailhead parking lot southwest of Moab in November. The Utah State Parks ranger crawled to his car and called for help.

Six months after the shooting, Young thanked his rescuers at the annual awards ceremony for the state’s top emergency medical responders in Salt Lake City.

Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Prepardness Director Paul Patrick tells KTVX television that the doctors, EMTs and medical dispatchers are heroes because they save lives daily.

Lance Arellano, the man charged with attempted aggravated murder for Young’s shooting, has not been arrested. Authorities are still looking for him.


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