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Hiker Trapped in Quicksand in Utah For Hours Until Rescuers Could Reach and Free Him

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    Hiker Trapped in Quicksand in Utah For Hours Until Rescuers Could Reach and Free Him
    Ryan Osmun
    Ryan Osmun takes a selfie with his girlfriend, Jessika McNeill, at Zion National Park on Feb 16.

    A man hiking in a national park in Utah got stuck in quicksand and stayed trapped until late that night when rangers were able to reach and free him, NBC News reported.

    The hiker, Ryan Osmun, then remained with rescuers in the park overnight in frigid, snowy weather until visibility was high enough the next afternoon to airlift him to an awaiting ambulance.

    The 34-year-old hiker, who is from Arizona, was walking a trail Saturday at Zion National Park with a female friend when his leg became stuck in quicksand along the Left Fork of the North Creek, the National Park Service said Monday.

    "His leg was buried up to his knee and he was unable to free himself," agency officials said in a statement. "He and his companion tried to free his leg and were unsuccessful."

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)