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Lake rescue caught on tape

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - An admirable rescue in the middle of Lake Mary up on Brighton Ski Resort was all caught on cell phone video. A teenage boy decided to swim in the lake with friends, but couldn't keep up and began to drown.
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah)—An admirable rescue in the middle of Lake Mary up on Brighton Ski Resort was all caught on cell phone video. A teenage boy decided to swim in the lake with friends, but couldn’t keep up and began to drown. Monday night the teenage boy is expected to be ok. He was actually dropped off in the parking lot away from the lake after the rescue. But getting him out of the water and back to safety was quite the ordeal.

“We were enjoying our beautiful hike up Lake Mary we were enjoying the wildflowers,” said witness Natalie Sigala-Perez.

Visiting from Northern California, Natalie Sigala-Perez and Chris Blum wanted to take in all Brighton Ski Resort had to offer. They got more than they bargained for.

“There was a helicopter ahead and that made us concerned,” said witness Chris Blum.

So Chris took out his cell phone and captured a helicopter search and rescue team trying to get a teenage boy out of Lake Mary.

“Lack of experience in swimming; didn't have the ability to swim and went under and took on some water,” said Salt Lake County Sheriff Lt. Justin Hoyal.

“Someone was drowning and they were foaming at the mouth the last they've seen and someone was giving them CPR,” said Sigala-Perez. “Someone was holding him and cradling him and he was able to get up and walk into the helicopter himself.”

That was the moment that brought Sigala-Perez to tears.

“To see this rescue happen it was inspiring it was incredible,” said Sigala-Perez.

And the best news of all, the victim surviving.

“The victim once they brought him back down was treated and released at the scene,” said Hoyal.

Police warn you should know your skillset before jumping into any body of water. Again, the victim is expected to be ok.
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