• May 05, 2017

Man Killed in Fremont County, CO, Arkansas River Rafting Accident

Fremont County, CO -- April 30, 2017, one man was killed as the result of an accident where a river rapids raft overturned on the Arkansas River.

Deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff's Department are investigating the fatal incident, which they say happened at around 12:30 p.m. on the Arkansas River.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was with a group on a commercial rafting trip in an area just off the end of County Road 61. As they traveled on the water, the raft somehow tipped over and dumped the occupants into the water.

The victim somehow was unable to surface in time and sustained drowning injuries. Emergency personnel were able to extricate the three rafters from the river, the victim being unresponsive. Resuscitation efforts were made but ultimately proved unsuccessful. The man died at the scene.

Authorities continue to investigate to determine any extenuating circumstances surrounding the incident. No further information is currently available.

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