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2 teens are injured riding in canyon

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AMERICAN FORK CANYON — Two teenagers were injured Sunday while riding an all-terrain vehicle in American Fork Canyon.

Jonathan D. Beck, 19, American Fork, and passenger Meghan Johnson, 18, Orem, were riding up a hill when the ATV rolled, pinning Beck, according to emergency crews.

Jeff Thornley, a Murray firefighter and intermediate emergency-medical technician, also was riding in the area and assisted in stabilizing Beck. He then drove his ATV to the Timpanogos Cave National Monument, where he called 911.

The search-and-rescue team of the Utah County Sheriff's Office responded to the call for help. Beck, who suffered back pains and head cuts, was flown to LDS Hospital. He was in serious condition.

Johnson had minor injuries and was treated at the scene.