Two boats with several people on board each began taking on water near the southern shore of Utah Lake when a storm with high winds and rain swept through the area Friday evening.
Utah County sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said the boaters called 911 at about 6:10 p.m, reporting that some people were in the shallow water near Lincoln Beach while the storm continued to pound the boats. Once rescuers reached the boaters, however, the storm had calmed and everyone was able to get out of the water safely, Cannon said.
One boat that was holding nine people at the time was filled completely with water by the end of the rescue operation, Cannon said. The two boats were about a quarter of a mile from the shore when the storm hit.