Search and Rescue responded to a snowmobile accident Friday on Mt. Naomi in Logan Canyon. A young man in his early 20s injured his lower back due to the accident and was air-lifted to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. According to Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Chad Jensen, the helicopter was called, “not because his injuries were that severe but because it was the fastest way to get him off the mountain.”The victim, 20 year old Landon Hyer from Lewiston, was snowmobiling with friends in the Christmas Tree Bowl area. According to Jensen, Hyer was climbing the hill and as he turned to come back down his snowmobile struck a rock and threw him from the machine. The machine rolled down the hill and over the Hyer.A staging area was set up in the Tony Grove parking lot for the LifeFlight helicopter. Hyer was brought off the mountain by Cache County Sheriffs Office Search and Rescue teams to an area where he could be hoisted into the helicopter. Hyer sustained injuries to his back and was transported to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden.In June a Layton man was rescued from Tony Grove after he crashed on his snowmobile, an uncommon occurrence for the summer season. Yet, in the 20 years Lt. Jensen has been with the Cache County Sherriff’s Office, he has never heard of a snowmobile accident this late in the year.”Usually we’d be chasing around people on 4 wheelers and motorcycles this time of year,” he says. “It’s pretty odd to have a snowmobile crash on the 4th of July weekend.”
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