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‘Good Samaritans’ rescue three teenagers trapped in overturned SUV

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Sep 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-22 13:19:18-04

Salt Lake City, UT – A high speed crash could have ended tragically, but thanks to a group of Good Samaritans it didn’t.

Three male teenagers in a GMC Yukon were speeding when the driver swerved to avoid a car and lost control slamming through a fence and landing upside down in a Salt Lake City river.

The teens were trapped in the submerged SUV.

The dramatic rescue was caught on cellphone video.

According to WTVR sister-station KTLA, one bystander said he heard a loud boom, saw the submerged vehicle and then rushed into the water. Without hesitation, other witnesses jumped in to help and began to turn the submerged SUV over.

With every second ticking by the bystanders courageously flipped the SUV over so the teens would not drown.

Two of the passengers crawled out of the vehicle quickly, but the driver was pinned and had to wait until firefighters could free him. The teens were last reported to be in stable condition, according to CNN.