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OREM TEEN IS SERIOUS AFTER FALLING NEAR UPPER FALLS

An Orem teenager was severely injured Sunday afternoon in a fall while hiking near Upper Falls.

Ryan Spears, 17, was in serious condition Monday with multiple broken bones at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center's intensive-care unit, a hospital spokesman said.Spears fell about 100 feet and rolled another 60 feet while climbing the cliffs east of Upper Falls about 3:30 p.m., said Utah County sheriff's Lt. Ron Fernstedt. Spears' hiking companion notified police.

The Utah County Search and Rescue Team carried Spears off the mountain about 6:30 p.m. He was airlifted to the hospital.