A woman is being treated at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello after nearly drowning in the Bear River on Saturday in Franklin County, authorities said.
The incident occurred around 5 p.m. just west of the junction of Highways 34 and 36 northeast of Preston.
Officials with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said the best information they had from hospital staff as of Monday night was that the woman was still in critical condition.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said it was reported that the woman had fallen off her inner tube and possibly drowned. Franklin County sheriff’s deputies and other emergency personnel responded and were able to locate the woman, pull her from the river and begin CPR, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The woman was transported to Franklin County Medical Center in Preston and then to PMC in Pocatello.
Authorities have not yet provided her name.