Bystanders Jump Into River to Rescue Teens Trapped In Overturned SUV, Video Shows


Cellphone video captured the dramatic rescue of three teens who were trapped in a submerged, overturned SUV. (Credit: Adelana O’Neal/CNN)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A group of bystanders jumped into a Salt Lake City, Utah river to prevent three teenagers who were trapped in an overturned SUV from drowning, and the dramatic rescue was caught on cellphone video.

The GMC Yukon was believed to be speeding when it lost control, slammed through a fence and went airborne before landing upside down in the Jordan River last Thursday, CNN reported.

One bystander said he heard a loud boom, saw the submerged vehicle and then rushed into the water. Without hesitation, other witnesses jumped in to help.

Cellphone video showed the group effort to turn the water-filled SUV over.

Eventually, the group of good Samaritans managed to flip the vehicle back onto its wheels and prevent the teens from drowning.

Two of the passengers crawled out of the vehicle quickly, but the driver was pinned and had to wait until firefighters could free him.

The teens were last reported to be in stable condition, according to CNN.

CNN contributed to this report.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News