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Two teenagers rescued from rockslide in Sevier County


SEVIER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Two Gunnison youths were extreme lucky after massive rocks smashed into their car just east of Salina.

The Sevier County deputies, Sevier County EMS, Salina Fire department, Sevier County Search and rescue, Utah Highway Patrol, Sevier County road Department, and US Forest service were dispatched to Willowcreek road north east of Salina on a report of a collapse.

When they arrived, they discovered two youths, one still partially trapped inside the car. The vehicle had to be cut open by the fire department to get him out.

The driver was flown by medical helicopter to Utah Valley and the passenger was taken to Gunnison Valley Hospital, however none of the injuries were reported as life threatening at the time.

Several other campers were stranded behind the rock slide and either returned to their camping site or found another way home. The road is temporarily lower until it can be assessed and cleared. 

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