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Family rescued after car plunges into Logan River

Posted at 11:11 PM, May 31, 2020

LOGAN, Utah — A family was rescued from extremely fast-moving water Saturday in Logan Canyon.

It took first responders some planning to get those inside of the minivan out, in a rescue operation that they say no training exercise could ever fully prepare them for.

Viewer video shows the moments before Logan City Fire personnel and search and rescue volunteers arrived on scene: A woman and four children are seen inside the minivan, which was stuck in the middle of the Logan River.

Bystanders tried to keep those inside of the vehicle calm.

Others even thought about braving the fast water to get them to safety but quickly determined it would be too dangerous.

Firefighters arrived and immediately called for more personnel.

Luckily, water didn't enter the minivan. After securing the vehicle with a tow-truck, bystanders who were swift-water certified helped by using their kayaks to secure the other side of the river.

With the help of those on the shore, one by one, all five people were rescued.