Mori Kessler, St. George News, File

Drowning man pulled out of Sand Hollow Reservoir by military veteran

By Ryne Williams, St. George News | Posted - Jul. 5, 2020 at 3:36 p.m.

ST. GEORGE — At approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, medical crews responded to a reported drowning at Sand Hollow State Park. An adult male was reported submerged in shallow water and unconscious.

Sand Hollow Park Manager Jonathan Hunt said the adult male was pulled out of the water by someone who was walking by. That person began CPR before first responders arrived.

“It’s kind of one of those stories you like to hear where a good samaritan was passing by and saw this adult male go under,” Hunt said. “He was able to pull him out and start CPR. Other people called 911 and medical arrived.”

The man who started CPR on the individual is a retired highway patrolman as well as a military veteran. Hunt said that as he walked away from the scene, he said, “I’m glad my training paid off.”

The condition of the patient is unknown right now, but Hunt did say that once the male was loaded into the ambulance he was “showing signs he might make it.”

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