Search teams rescue snowmobiler who was injured after crashing in American Fork Canyon

Local News

UTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Rescue teams from Utah County spent the afternoon Saturday helping to rescue a snowmobiler who had crashed in the Mineral Basin area up American Fork Canyon. 

Accorfing to Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Spencer Cannon, they received notice around 1 p.m. of a injured snowmobiler who crashed attempting a jump. LifeFlight was unable to land due to weather.

They were finally able to get him down to the parking lot several hours later. 

The rider suffered a possible broken leg and a back injury and was taken to the hospital by friends. 

Utah has seen a spike in snowmobiler deaths and injuries due to avalanches and crashes. The most recent one was a man who was killed while snowmobiling in Beaver County on Feb 7 when he was buried by an avalanche. When crews found him, he was eight feet under the snow. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.