- Associated Press - Saturday, June 3, 2017

CASTLE DALE, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a Utah woman was rescued after she hung onto a canoe for four hours as it floated down a river for eight miles after capsizing and tossing her into the cold water.

The incident occurred Thursday on the San Rafael River in the Castle Dale area of Emery County in central Utah.

A state Department of Public Safety helicopter spotted the woman wearing a life jacket and still hanging onto the canoe, and other floaters pulled her out of the river.

The helicopter and ground searchers began looking for the woman after being alerted by her husband. He also was thrown into the water but made it to shore and used another person’s satellite phone to call for help.

The woman wasn’t seriously injured. Her name wasn’t released.

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