Utah boy stable after near drowning

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CALGARY, Alberta -- A 4-year-old Utah boy is recovering in a Calgary hospital, after nearly drowning near the Canada-U.S. border.

Mason Jones of Provo was crossing a bridge at Boundary Creek with his grandfather on Wednesday when he fell off. He was swept into Boundary Bay, on the Montana side of the border at the south end of Upper Waterton Lake in Glacier National Park.

The boy's father, Marshall Jones, jumped into the fast-flowing creek to rescue him but was also swept down the lake. The pair eventually went over a 35-foot waterfall.

When relatives found the pair nearly 10 minutes later, Mason was not breathing and was submerged about three feet underwater.

Emergency crews administered CPR and airlifted the boy to Alberta Children's Hospital.

As of Friday, Mason was in stable condition.

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