Plaque honors civilians who rescued teens after SUV crashed into Jordan River

Posted at 7:54 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 10:56:24-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A new plaque is in place that honors a group who saved three teenagers after an SUV wound up in the Jordan River in 2014.

The plaque is on the newly finished bridge near 1040 West Indiana Ave. in Salt Lake City.

An SUV with three teens inside went off the road and flipped over in the Jordan River on September 18, 2014.

A number of bystanders who saw the accident sprang into action and saved the teens. A portion of that rescue was caught on camera, click here for details and the footage. The plaque honors those civilian heroes.

“This today is really about the community at large, because there was 15 other people who we don’t know the names of who put themselves in immediate risk to turn this vehicle over so this man could live,” said Chief Brian Dale of the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

At a ceremony Tuesday night, the Salt Lake City Council honored the three men who jumped in first.

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