Man rescued out of Bear Lake

Posted at 7:29 PM, Aug 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-12 21:30:01-04

GARDEN CITY A man was rescued out of Bear Lake after falling off his personal watercraft Sunday afternoon.

Utah State Parks rangers were notified of an abandoned watercraft and rescuers began searching the area, according to a Utah State Parks press release. The man was located at approximately 4:30 p.m. He was wearing a life jacket.

The man became separated from his watercraft because of high winds. He was in the water just over an hour and was treated by medical personnel at the marina, the release stated.

“This incident shows the importance of wearing a life jacket. Sudden summer storms can happen quickly and you never know when you might end up in the water,” stated Utah State Parks Boating Program Manager Ty Hunter. “In addition to keeping you buoyant, a life jacket provides extra insulation and heat for prolonged water exposure.”

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