ZION NATIONAL PARK -- A 70-year-old Bountiful resident is credited with saving a man from sliding down a steep ledge during a violent seizure.
Brent Anderson tells The Salt Lake Tribune that he and his wife had stopped at a scenic overlook Monday in Zion National Park.
Anderson said he had been chatting with an Oklahoma tourist when he watched the man spring over a stone barrier "like a frog." Anderson's wife, Elise Anderson, said the man appeared to have had a violent seizure that threw him over the wall.
Brent Anderson jumped the wall and saw the man face down and foaming at the mouth. He grabbed the man, whose body jolted violently as he had another seizure and started sliding toward a ledge, dragging Brent Anderson with him.
Brent Anderson said he debated whether he should let the man go or slide down with him. He held on and dug his feet into loose dirt to secure them.
"He had a couple more seizures," Brent Anderson said. "They were unbelievably strong. I'm 70 years old, and I don't know how much longer I can hold onto this guy."
His wife ran to a nearby road and flagged down some other people who helped pull the man to the top of the slope.
A tour bus driver called for medical assistance and the man revived.
Park officials had no more details on the tourist's medical condition.