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Father, Daughter Survive Wild Ride Through Aqueduct

Father, Daughter Survive Wild Ride Through Aqueduct



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(KSL News) A daughter, father, and dog survive a wild ride through a dangerous water aqueduct in Bountiful, thanks to the help of some nearby rescuers.

Travis Newey and his daughter, Kylie, were near the opening of an irrigation tunnel just off the Holbrook Canyon Trailhead in Bountiful on Sunday night.

Father, Daughter Survive Wild Ride Through Aqueduct

Travis says his daughter went to throw a rock into the aqueduct when the pair slipped on some moss and were swept down the spillway with their dog, carried down the concrete spillway for about 350 feet.

Travis was then able to pull his daughter from the water and two rescuers were able to help both Travis and Kylie out of the aqueduct.

Travis Newey/ Father: "We went all the way. From what I understand that was about 350 feet down and it was very scary, very traumatizing for both of us. More than anything I was worried about her."

Father, Daughter Survive Wild Ride Through Aqueduct

Michael Larsen/ Neighbor: "He hit that rock really hard, but he got up in time and grabbed his daughter like three feet before she hit the rock."

Both Kylie and Travis Newey only received minor injuries from the accident---some stitches, along with a few bumps and bruises.

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