Intoxicated woman rescued from reeds at Utah Lake, officials say

Posted at 7:50 AM, Jun 29, 2014

UTAH COUNTY — A woman was uninjured after she was pulled from waist-deep water into Utah Lake Saturday night, according to officials.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. dispatch received a call from a man who said his girlfriend had got out of the small boat they were in and starting walking home, said Sgt. Spencer Cannon with Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

Fishermen also reported seeing the woman in the lake, according to search and rescue crews. The two fishermen told crews they tried to help her onto her their boat but she refused.

Rescue crews say the woman was in the reeds for hours before she was pulled out of the water.

“We called in the search and rescue team doing a ground and boat search and we called in Department of Public Safety for their helicopter but Life Flight came down and worked the reeds for about an hour and they were able to spot her waving in the reeds,” said Sgt. Rhett Williams with search and rescue.

Police say the woman was intoxicated.

Williams said Utah Lake is dangerous to go to at that time of night because of the shallow waters and thick reeds.

The woman has not been identified at this time.