VIRGIN -- Doctors are optimistic about the recovery of a 2-year-old boy who nearly drowned in the Virgin River near Zion National Park.
Authorities say the child was camping with family and somehow fell into the river at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. They believe the boy was in the water for about five minutes before being found, but he wasn't breathing. He was flown to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, where he is now recovering.
Since May 29, six people have drowned in Utah rivers that are swollen and fast-moving from rains and melting snowpack.
On June 11, a 15-year-old St. George boy died in the Virgin River after being swept over a waterfall.