Swept downstream by fast-moving waters, a Provo man was uninjured after being pulled from the Cottonwood Creek on Monday.

Around 8:30 p.m., a 37-year-old man was drinking with a friend by the creek near 6200 South and 2200 East, said Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Southam.

"He and his friend were drinking heavily," he said. "For some reason he decided he would take off his shoes and jump in the river. I don't think he realized it was as swift and as deep as it was there."

Luckily, Southam said, the creek narrowed and became shallow not far from where the man fell in. The man was able to grab hold of some brush and call for help.

Searchers heard the man yelling and pulled him from the water, Southam said.

Both men were issued alcohol citations, police said.