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In Utah, a 14-year-old teenager was pulled from the mud to his armpits.

Weber County Sheriff’s Office

A 14-year-old teenager was walking on swampy water in Utah when he started drowning.

Soon he was trapped in the mud to the armpitssaid deputies.

Deputies from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office rushed to Far West on Wednesday, May 25, hearing that the teenager had been trapped.

“Deputies acted quickly and untied the ropes they keep in their patrol trucks,” a press release from the sheriff’s office said.

Officials pulled the boy out of the mud and he reunited with his family. The sheriff’s office did not disclose the boy’s identity and did not say whether he was injured.

A photo posted on Facebook by the sheriff’s office shows the boy all in the mud. Dirt rose to his shoulders over most of his body.

“The boy was pulled out of a difficult situation and reunited with his family,” the deputies said. “Don’t worry, a little tide and this shirt will be like new.”

Far West is located approximately 45 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Maddie Kapron is a real-time news reporter for McClachy, focusing on nature and wildlife in the western United States.

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