8 rescued from sinking boat in Utah Lake

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Authorities in Utah have rescued eight people, including four children, from a sinking boat in Utah Lake.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the 20-foot boat carrying four women and four girls capsized Friday afternoon about a mile and a half from shore.

Utah County Sheriff's Lt. Yvette Rice says officers and state park officials responded after one woman onboard called for help from a cell phone.

The group of family and friends was returning to Pelican Point when 5-foot high waves swamped the boat.

Rice says everyone was wearing a life jacket and none were injured.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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