Update: Woman freed, taken to McKay Dee Hospital after falling into Roy manhole

Photo: Gephardt Daily/Nancy Van Valkenburg

ROY, Utah, March 25, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — First responders in Roy have freed a woman who fell into an open manhole near 6050 South 1900 West on Friday.

According to Roy Police public information officer Stuart Hackworth, an adult female had just gotten off a bus when the driver looked back and saw she had fallen into what Hackworth described as “a manhole alongside the street.”

Heavy rescue crews were first called about 2:15 p.m. in an effort to free the woman. Medical personnel on scene initially said she was “conscious, breathing and

Carl Arky, spokesperson for Utah Transit Authority, told Gephardt Daily the woman was extricated and taken to McKay-Dee Hospital. He had no information as to how the incident took place.

Units from multiple agencies responded to the incident, including firefighters and medical help from Ogden, Weber County and Roy. Sunset Police are also taking part in the rescue efforts.

There’s no word yet on the woman’s condition.

Gephardt Daily has a crew on scene and will update this developing story as more information becomes available.


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