Teen swimmer rescued from Mary's Lake

Published: Monday, July 29 2013 10:10 p.m. MDT

An 18-year-old boy had to be rescued by a medical helicopter from Mary's Lake Monday when he and some hiking companions decided to cool off in the lake. He was brought from the chopper to an ambulance, Monday, July 29, 2013.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON — An 18-year-old boy had to be rescued from Mary's Lake Monday when he and some hiking companions decided to cool off in the lake.

The teen became distressed and began to slip beneath the water before friends managed to get him to a large rock and bystanders rendered aid. He was taken by medical helicopter to a waiting ambulance, and once he had recovered, the teen was released without being admitted to a hospital.

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