WEBER COUNTY, Utah — One person is in critical condition after nearly drowning at Pineview Reservoir Sunday afternoon.
Around 1 p.m., a 25-year-old man jumped into the water to help his brother at Swim Beach in the Cemetery Point area, Lt. Cortney Ryan with the Weber County Sheriff's Office said.
The man went under the water and didn't resurface for about 5-10 minutes. His brother was able to get out and is expected to recover.
Bystanders pulled the 25-year-old from the water, then a firefighter and nurse practitioner began lifesaving efforts before he was airlifted to a local hospital.
Ryan said the man has a pulse but is in critical condition.
The incident comes just one week after a man drowned while trying to swim out to help his son, who was on a flotation device in the Middle Inlet area of Pineview. And on May 15, another man drowned in the Port Ramp area.
Ryan said prior to this year, there hasn't been a deadly drowning at the reservoir in about four years.