Injured teen rescued after 30-foot fall down rocky slope near Centerville

Safety and medical personnel rescued a teen who fell and suffered injuries in Davis County on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Photos: Centerville Police Department

CENTERVILLE, Utah, May 8, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police officers and South Davis Metro Fire EMT personnel responded Wednesday after a teen lost her footing and fell about 10 yards down a rocky slope near Centerville.

The 17-year-old girl and another person were in Ricks Canyon when she fell, a statement from the Centerville Police Department says.

“The girl lost her footing and fell about 30 feet down a very steep and rocky slope landing in the fast flowing creek at the bottom,” it says.

“A friend who was with her was able to pull her out of the water and call for help. Officers and medics were able to get the girl out of the canyon using ropes and she was transported to the University Hospital by ambulance.

“The injuries included a punctured lung, possible broken leg, large laceration on her face and multiple cuts and bruises. The female was very cold due to the cold water she landed in, so one of the officers removed his uniform shirt and had her wear it until she was placed in the ambulance.”

The victim was not identified, but the department did share a few photos of the rescue, below:


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