Teens Rescued from Utah Lake

Teens Rescued from Utah Lake


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(KSL News) -- A pair of teenage boys had to be rescued tonight when they became stuck on the ice on Utah Lake. They were out riding bikes on the lake when the ice started breaking and they got lost in a marshy area.

As darkness fell, one of them used his cell phone to call 9-1-1. Then Utah County Sheriff's deputies called us asking if Chopper 5 could help spot the boys in the dark.

Sgt. Tom Hodgson, Utah Co. Sheriff's Office: "I was able to talk to the young men on the phone, and speaking with them and the helicopter on the radio we were able to guide the helicopter to the location of the young men. They gave us latitude and longitude. We subsequently sent rescuers out in a boat to get these young men."

Deputies say they likely wouldn't have found the boys without the help of Chopper 5 and pilot Fritz Holley. The boys jumped up and down so we could see them.

The boys didn't tell anyone where they were going, so their families were pretty surprised when deputies called them. Searchers say always let someone know where you're going, and when you'll return. But they say the boys did two things right: they stayed together and had a cell phone.

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