Four teenagers on a motorcycle expedition up Farmington Canyon ran into mechanical problems Saturday that forced them to camp out overnight, sparking a ground and air search when they were reported overdue.
The four, three boys and a girl all from Clearfield, were reported overdue at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Davis County Sheriff's Office. Search and rescue ground crews, along with teams from American Search Dogs, were called out and a helicopter joined the search at daylight Sunday morning.The four were found, unhurt "but a little bit hungry," about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the sheriff's department.
They had gone up the canyon to the radar towers on Francis Peak and then east into Morgan County, according to the sheriff's department. Some 30 miles west of Morgan City, one cycle became inoperable when its crankcase was punctured.
The four built a shelter and, using a spark plug and gasoline, started a fire Saturday night. They were sighted early Sunday morning and reunited with their parents at the sheriff's department in Farmington.
The names of the four, who were all 16 and 17 years old, were not available.