CENTERVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 17-year-old girl was saved from drowning by her friend after she lost her footing and fell down into a fast flowing creek near Ricks Canyon in Centerville.
Centerville officers and South Davis Metro fire-EMS personnel said they responded to a call of a teenage girl who had fallen near the base of the canyon.
The girl lost her footing and fell about 30 feet down a very steep and rocky slope and landed in the fast flowing creek at the bottom.
A friend who was with her reportedly pulled her out of the water and was able to call for help.
Medics and officers said they were able to get the young girl out of the canyon using ropes and transported the teen to the University of Utah Hospital by ambulance.
The girl is said to have suffered multiple injuries including a punctured lung, possible broken leg, a large laceration on her face and multiple cuts and bruises.
One of the officers that helped with the rescue reportedly took off his uniform shirt and had the girl wear it until she was placed in the ambulance because she was cold as a result of falling in the water.