Fisherman Trapped in Frigid Creek for 16 Hours Expected to Recover

Doctors are hopeful a 52-year-old Murray man who spent 16 hours trapped in a frigid mountain creek can make a full recovery.

Dean Ririe was rescued Monday. He had been fishing Sunday in Little Cottonwood Canyon when his foot got stuck beneath a rock.

He is in satisfactory condition at Intermountain Medical Center.

Speaking from his hospital bed Tuesday, Ririe cheerfully thanked the 11-year-old boy who heard his cries for help. The boy told his father, who went for help.