PROVO, Utah — A woman was airlifted from the Provo River Falls on Saturday after falling approximately 40 feet.
According to a statement from the South Summit Fire District, the woman, who has not been identified at this time, was walking across the top of the lower falls when she slipped and fell about 40 feet down rocky terrain. She was then washed another 50 yards downstream.
The woman sustained lower back injuries and possible hypothermia from extended exposure to the water. Rescue crews had to cut several logs that blocked the path in order to carry the woman back to the parking lot.
An off-duty Unified Fire Authority medic was on the scene and initiated patient care, then the South Summit Fire District, Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Summit County Search and Rescue provided care before the woman was transferred to University of Utah AirMed for transportation to the hospital.
Bystanders also assisted responders in carrying the woman from the falls back to the parking lot.