June 24, 2008
ATV Crash Hurts Man on Camping Trip
A number of Utah County agencies, including Utah County Search and Rescue, responded to an ATV accident near Cedar Fort Saturday morning.
The injured ATV rider's friends, with whom he'd been camping in the West Canyon area near Cedar Fort, told deputies the man had left the campsite around 2 a.m. In the morning, when they realized he hadn't returned, his friends went out looking for him. At about 9:25 a.m., the searchers contacted Utah County Dispatch for help after finding the man at the bottom of a ravine.
Deputies said searchers on horseback found the man, who apparently drove into the ravine in the night, falling nearly 25-30 feet. The man, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, was extricated from the ravine by Search and Rescue before being transported by Life Flight to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. Utah County deputies and paramedics from Cedar Fort, Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs Fire Departments assisted in the rescue efforts.
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