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Two Rescued From Green River Gravel Bar

Dinosaur National Monument

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Uintah County dispatch received a 911 call from the Split Mountain campground around 9 p.m. on June 28th reporting that four people had been swept down the Green River from the boat ramp and that one might have drowned. Rangers and the county SAR team responded. They found that two of the people had gotten to shore, and that the other two were located on Goose Island, a shallow gravel bar about a quarter mile downstream from the boat ramp. Uintah County was able to send a jet boat downstream to pick them up. The two were rescued around 9:45 p.m. One was transported to the hospital with hypothermia and water inhalation issues. The Green River was running at about 5000 cubic feet per second at the time; the water temperature was in the low fifties. The four, all 19 to 20 years old, had been swimming across the channel from the boat ramp without lifejackets when one of them began to have trouble and the other three attempted to rescue her. Swimming in the Green River, especially without a lifejacket, is highly discouraged.



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