A medical helicopter rescued two people who were injured while snowmobiling in American Fork Canyon Thursday.

Debbie Moss, 42, and her son, Skip Moss, 15, both of Salt Lake City, were riding on a snowmobile in the Mineral Basin area of the canyon when they hit a bump, became airborne and slammed back into the ground. Both riders were thrown from the snowmobile, and Skip Moss appeared to have a serious back injury.Another member of their party rode a snowmobile into Wasatch State Park and contacted the Utah County sheriff's office about 2:15 p.m. Members of search and rescue teams from Utah and Wasatch counties and Wasatch State Park personnel responded.

A medical helicopter carrying a member of the Utah County search team reached the stranded pair first.

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They were taken aboard and flown to LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, where their injuries turned out to be less serious than initially thought. Both individuals were treated and released, according to a nursing supervisor.

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