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Paramedic Badly Hurt in Utah Plane Crash

Jason Sorensen (Photo/Davis County Sheriff's Office)

A full-time hoist paramedic with Intermountain Life Flight (UT) was severely injured in a plane crash last week officials said.

Jason Sorensen is receiving treatment at the University of Utah Burn Center’s Intensive Care Unit, according to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office. Sorensen underwent two surgeries since the crash, including one to amputate both legs from the kneed down, and is expected to have “many” surgeries in the future.

“Two bystanders immediately risked their lives to save Jason and the other occupant (who did not survive) of the plane,” according to authorities. “Without these heroic actions from complete strangers, Jason would have, most likely, had no chance at survival.”

A charitable account has been established in Jason’s name:

America First Credit Union

Jason Sorensen

Charitable Account #9116393