Community welcomes home teen injured in rodeo accident


EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A 16-year-old injured in a rodeo accident April 10 came home from the hospital Wednesday afternoon to a hero’s welcome.

Eagle Mountain resident Garth Heap was competing in saddle bronc at a rodeo at the Carbon County Fairgrounds when he was thrown from the horse and his foot got caught in the stirrup, according to Lehi Longhorn Rodeo Team secretary Kellie Jones. Heap was kicked and stepped on during the accident, causing a traumatic brain injury.

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