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Found: Missing dirt biker found near Mt. Timpanogos, not injured

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Posted at 7:12 AM, Sep 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-02 13:20:12-04

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah - Authorities said they have found an overdue dirt biker reported missing.

Officials said what started as a Labor Day ride ended Monday night when 39-year-old John Parker got lost and crashed.

It happened in the hills above Pleasant Grove near Kiwanis Park.

Parker was banged up and bruised but not seriously injured.

Parker told Fox 13 he learned a few valuable lessons from this accident.

He said he won't ride alone in the future and will make sure his cell phone has a full charge before he goes out.

Parker said he is just happy to be home now and plans to take a very long nap after a chilly night on the mountain.

Authorities pinged Parker's cell phone and were able to find his general location before a medical helicopter lifted him from the mountain Tuesday.