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Law enforcement enters frigid water to apprehend runaway juveniles in Juab County

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Dec 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-12 17:44:28-05

JUAB COUNTY, Utah — Law enforcement personnel tracking two juveniles who had run away from a boy’s home in Juab County ultimately had to enter frigid water and mud to apprehend the boys, one of whom was taken to a hospital to be checked out for possible hypothermia.

According to the Juab County Sheriff’s Office, personnel from their office were joined by Utah Highway Patrol and police from Nephi and Santaquin along with Adult Probation and Parole as they searched the area around Mona for two boys who had run away from a boy’s home.

The search led authorities to the Mona reservoir, and the boys went into the water and mud.

The Sheriff’s Office states: “Because of the cold weather and the water medical was on standby for possible hypothermia. Both juveniles gave up and law enforcement was forced to go into the water and mud to apprehend the juveniles. One juvenile was transported to the hospital to be checked out for possible hypothermia.”