DRMC gives update on dirt biker who plummeted from 40-foot cliff

Multiple agencies respond to rescue a teenage dirt biker in an area on East Washington Dam Road, Washington City, Utah, Jan. 30, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A teenage boy is in fair condition after being airlifted by Life Flight to the hospital Friday afternoon following an accident in which he drove his bike over a cliff, plummeted 40 feet and crashed into a ravine.

Hunter Anderson was out in the Warner Valley area, near East Washington Dam Road and Southern Parkway, riding dirt bikes with friends Saturday when he climbed a hill on his bike and went over a cliff.

As of Saturday, Anderson’s condition has been upgraded to fair, Dixie Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Terri Draper said.

Read the whole story here: Teen dirt biker airlifted after driving bike over 40-foot cliff; STGnews Videocast 

Anderson, 19, reportedly broke his femur, tibia, fibula, arm, wrist and both ankles in the accident. (See ed. note)

In an email to St. George News, Anderson’s father expressed gratitude to all the people who helped find and save his son.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Ed. note: Direct quote removed at request of source.

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  • My Evil Twin January 31, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    That is a nasty bunch of injuries there! But if he got by without head or C-spine injury, he is one lucky young man. Thank you SGNews for the follow-up information.

    • Evil Twins Mommy February 1, 2015 at 2:37 am

      LOL like you really care your not fooling anybody

  • Mean Momma January 31, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    OUCH! Praying for a quick recovery!

  • sagemoon January 31, 2015 at 11:51 pm


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