Young boy rescued after truck rolls into Smith and Morehouse Reservoir
Aug 22, 2022, 9:23 PM | Updated: Aug 23, 2022, 12:47 pm
(Jay Hancock/KSL5 TV)
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A 9-year-old boy was in critical condition Monday night after a vehicle became submerged in water at Smith and Morehouse Reservoir.
According to Capt. Andrew Wright, of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, the boy’s family was offloading some kayaks around 5:30 p.m. Wright says there were three children in the vehicle at the time. Another 9-year-old boy was able to escape, and a 2-year-old girl was rescued by her grandfather, according to Wright.
Wright says the grandfather was too fatigued to go back into the water. So, the grandfather yelled for help. Wright says a nearby kayaker raced to the scene to help. Officials said that person dove into the water five times before he was successfully able to remove the boy from the vehicle.
The boy is in critical condition after spending over 10 minutes underwater.
Wright says authorities are unsure why the truck went into the water. Additionally, he says the investigation is ongoing.
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