RIVERDALE -- A woman was rescued Friday evening from the Weber River after she fell out of her kayak.
The woman, estimated to be in her late 50s, was kayaking down the river with her two daughters when she hit gravel and fell into the water around 7:40 p.m., said Riverdale Fire Chief Doug Illum.
One daughter stopped 50 feet downriver and waded over to her mother, who was caught in tree limbs about chest-deep in the water about a quarter-mile south of the Weber River Parkway entrance.
However, the daughter was not strong enough to get her mother to shore, so she called out for help. After a bystander called, Ogden and Riverdale swift water rescue teams arrived and pulled both women and their kayaks out of the river.
The mother was treated at McKay-Dee Hospital for precautionary reasons because she was feeling very cold, Illum said. Both she and her daughter were wearing safety vests. They are both expected to be fine, Illum said.
The second daughter was too far ahead to see what had happened, he said.