Wasatch County Search and Rescue urges people to avoid Provo River

Search and rescue has been called to the river four times in the last 48 hours

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — Wasatch County Search and Rescue (WCSAR) is urging people to avoid the Provo River until high river flows subside. Search and Rescue has been called to the river four times in the last 48 hours.

Officials at the organization said that on Tuesday afternoon at 12:51, WCSAR was called to assist a family tubing the lower Provo River after their tubes turned over.

The family of 7 was tubing down the Provo River when the rough water they encountered flipped all of them off their tubes. The family was able to get to shore after and WCSAR responded to assist back up the river to make sure everyone was accounted for. The family included a four-year-old and a one-year-old. Everyone was wearing life jackets and made it safely off the river.

On Monday, June 10, at 10:12 a.m., a kayaker flipped over in the Provo River and was transported by WCSAR and EMS off the river with a possible broken leg.

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