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SALT LAKE CITY – Authorities released graphic images Tuesday of five young men who sustained serious injuries after sliding down the dump of the Silver Lake Flat Reservoir in American Fork Canyon.

The young people, between 19 and 20 years old, went swimming on June 3 in the reservoir. Before leaving the site, the youths chose to slide down the dump that carries the water to the reservoir, according to Sgt.

Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

Cannon, who is also the department’s spokesman, posted a video to his Twitter account explaining the danger of slipping down the landfill.

*** WARNING – GRAPHIC PHOTOS OF INJURIES *** On June 3, 2020 5 young men decided that sliding down the spillway at Silver Lake Flat reservoir in American Fork Canyon would be fun. They nearly lost their lives and all sustained serious injuries.

– Spencer Cannon (@SGTCannonPIO) June 29, 2020

The youths had bumps, cuts, bruises, three broken ribs, a broken foot in two places, the sacrum bone – which is the bone in the lower part of the spine – a broken back in three places, a bruised spinal cord spinal cord, a severe concussion and a total of about 270 points, Cannon said.

“The truth is that they are lucky to be alive. In an effort to educate others who might consider the same activity, they agreed to let their story be told in an effort to make others not make the same bad decision they made. Yes, they were all charged with criminal trespass, but they could have easily lost their lives. All of these young people survived their misfortune, and we want to spread the word that this type of activity is not only illegal, but could be deadly, “said Sgt. Cannon.

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Police: 6 Children, 2 Adults Injured in Crash in Delaware

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Delaware said Sunday several children were hospitalized after a sport utility vehicle overturned and later became engulfed by fire late Saturday.

Delaware State Police said two 3-year-olds and a 6-year-old were taken to a hospital with critical injuries, while a 10-year-old and two 2-year-olds were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. Police said the six children were properly restrained but none were seated in child safety seats.

The crash happened around 11:37 p.m. Saturday on Delaware's Coastal Highway. Police said for unknown reasons the SUV traveling south left the road and struck a barrier. The impact sent the vehicle across the road, entered the grass median and overturned several times.

Police said a 28-year-old female passenger, a 31-year-old male driver, both of Philadelphia and the six children were rescued from the SUV before it caught on fire. Police said the driver was not properly restrained and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, while the woman, his girlfriend, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the crash remains under investigation. The names of the passengers were not immediately released.

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