A 48-YEAR-OLD MAN IS CONTINUING HIS RECOVERY -- FROM A BIZARRE WEEKEND HIKING ACCIDENT -- WHEN THE BACK OF HIS LEG WAS IMPALED BY A TREE BRANCH.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE STRANGE INCIDENT OCCURRED -- IN THE BELL CANYON AREA -- AFTER THE VICTIM DISLODGED A LOG... AND FELL ON IT... GOUGING HIMSELF.

SANDY CITY FIRE BATALLION CHIEF CHRIS DAWSON SAYS, THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN AN AREA, EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY VEHICLE, MAKING HIS RESCUE EASIER.

THE VICTIM WAS HIKING WITH A FRIEND, WHO WAS UNINJURED.

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TOOK THE MAN TO A HOSPITAL... AND HE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.