STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Two teens are recovering at local medical centers after falling during a hike on Stone Mountain on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Stone Mountain Park Police, authorities responded to a 911 call concerning two injured people at Stone Mountain around around 12:30 p.m.
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Officials say a man brought his 12-year-old son, along with 17-year-old and 18-year-old family friends to the park to go hiking when the fall occurred.
The incident happened when the teens entered into a restricted area and attempted to slide down a culvert at an abandoned quarry. During the attempt to slide, the older teen lost control and slid fast about 60 or 70 yards. Officials say the other teen slid down the culvert in an attempt to rescue the teen who fell first, and he was injured, too.
The teen who fell first was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center with head and other injuries; he was alert, breathing and conscious during transport. The other was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center.
Park Police spokesman John Bankhead said the teens were in a restricted area of the park when they fell, however the adult with the group said he didn't see any signs in the area. Bankhead said there are signs present in the area telling visitors to stay out.
Authorities will not press charges and the condition of the injured is unknown, at this time.