UTAH FLOOD WATCH
Man in critical condition after being rescued from Jordan River
May 15, 2023, 6:00 AM
SOUTH SALT LAKE — A man is in critical condition after being rescued from the Jordan River on Sunday, police said.
Police and firefighters responded to a 4:15 p.m. call that a man had fallen into the Jordan River, South Salt Lake police said in a statement.
The man, 30, had been playing on the shores of the river when he fell in the river. He was taken to a hospital.
South Salt Lake police issued a reminder of the dangerous state of the streams and rivers during the spring runoff.
“With the record snowfall melting, our streams and rivers are flowing higher and faster. This makes accidental falls significantly more dangerous. We urge all citizens to use extreme caution near our streams and rivers,” police said in the statement.
- Provo Fire and Rescue practices swift water rescue techniques in Provo River
- Woman dies in hiking accident in Big Cottonwood Canyon
- Family identifies woman swept into Weber River
We want to hear from you.
Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.
Today’s Top Stories
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints announces site of North Carolina Temple
- China’s soured milk and its impact on Utah’s dairy farmers
- Two men electrocuted while cutting a tree in West Jordan
- Pride-wrapped UTA bus pulled from downtown Pride Parade
- Two injured when semi-truck crashes through garages of complex, hits propane tank
- A congressional resignation, hurry sickness and the need for respectful restraint
- Following complaint against Bible in schools, Book of Mormon receives complaint for…
- Wildlife officials trying to trap bear after it approached a tent above Bountiful
- May’s warm temperatures break record in Salt Lake City
- Sandy police and fire respond to near drowning of infant