Man with broken leg survives 4 days in Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY - September 25, 2011

Amos Wayne Richards of Concord, N.C. is now recovering at home. He was hiking alone Sept. 8 in the rugged Maze District when he fell 10 feet.

Chief Park Ranger Denny Ziemann says a search started Sept. 9 after Richards' Canyonlands campsite was found unattended. His car was spotted near Little Blue John Canyon on Sept. 11. Rangers found Richards a few hours later.

Richards fell in the same canyon where climber Aron Ralston cut off his arm with a pocketknife after being trapped by a boulder in 2003.

Ralston's story was later adapted into the Oscar-nominated movie "127 Hours."

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