HYRUM, Utah (AP) — Two teenage boys stuck in the muddy, chilly waters of a northern Utah lake yelled about the Utah Jazz until they received an assist from rescuers trying to locate the boys’ voices.
Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Locke says the boys accidentally fell into Hyrum Reservoir on Saturday when the bank collapsed under them while they were fishing. The teens, both from Davis County, were unable to climb out of the water because the bank was slick and muddy.
Locke says one of the teens was able to use a cellphone to call for help. Rescuers used rough coordinates from the cellphone to get to the area but asked the boys to yell “Utah Jazz!” until the rescuers could zero in on their spot.
The boys were in the water for about an hour but did not need medical attention.