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Person falls 40 feet at Provo River Falls

Aug 13, 2023, 1:18 PM | Updated: Aug 14, 2023, 9:41 am

Provo River Falls first responders carrying patient to the helicopter. (PDFD, Steve Carroll)...

Provo River Falls first responders carrying patient to the helicopter. (PDFD, Steve Carroll)

(PDFD, Steve Carroll)

PROVO, Utah — An individual fell while walking across the top of the lower falls at Provo River Falls on Saturday. The patient was helped by an off-duty Unified Fire Authority medic and airlifted to an area hospital.

At approximately 4:45 p.m. Park City Fire Department, Ambulance, Medic, Airmed, Summit County Search and Rescue and the Summit County Sherriff’s Office responded to the scene of the fall. The patient had slipped and fell 40 feet down a rocky terrain from the lower falls. Injuries noted at the scene were to the lower back and possibly mild hypothermia from being in the freezing water. The patient was in the water for an extended period.

An off-duty UFA medic initiated patient care before rescue teams got to the scene. Updates on the patient’s status were not immediately available but officials have hopes for a fast recovery.

“Everyone had a part in this patient’s rescue. We appreciate the teamwork we have with all first responders,” Park City Fire District said in a Facebook Post.

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Person falls 40 feet at Provo River Falls