Woman treated for mild hypothermia after falling into Pineview Reservoir
WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Deputies with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office are reminding Utahns to be prepared after a woman was treated for mild hypothermia after falling into Pineview Reservoir Tuesday night.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the North Arm Trailhead at the reservoir around 10 p.m. for a reported drowning. Deputies said a man reported losing sight of his friend and he believed she had fallen off her paddleboard.
Marine patrol units found the woman barely hanging on to her paddleboard, helped her onto their boat and took her to shore, where she received medical treatment.
“This case could have been much worse,” deputies said in a Facebook post, adding the woman was being pulled away from shore by strong winds.
The woman was not dressed for the weather and was not wearing a life jacket, officials said.
Deputies said anyone heading to the reservoir should check weather conditions, dress appropriately for their activities. They added state law requires everyone to have a life jacket on their paddleboards in case of emergency, and children age 13 and under must wear a life jacket at all times while on a paddleboard.
“These simple rules could save your life,” they said.
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