Search and rescue teams respond to several calls over the bank holiday weekend

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SALT LAKE CITY — Search and rescue teams in Salt Lake and Utah counties had a busy Labor Day weekend with more than a dozen rescue efforts since Friday.

Eight of them were in Utah County, and Salt Lake City Unified Police confirmed there were four missions Monday.

In total, at least two people have died.

Saturday night at American Fork Canyon, Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said Thomas Rawe, 45, died after suffering some sort of fall. He was hiking alone.

In the mountains east of Salt Lake City on Monday, crews say a 22-year-old man fell in Neffs Canyon. He did not survive.

And, near Lake Catherine, Unified Police say a 60-year-old man fell 60ft and suffered head injuries. Last I heard, he was still alive.

“I actually witnessed that,” Tyler Brown said. “I was on Catherine’s Pass when the helicopter arrived and landed near the lake.”

Crews were expecting a busy weekend, and with record temperatures in the valleys, many people headed to the canyon areas to beat the heat.

Unified Police expect to have a full tally of calls for help on Tuesday.

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