Jul 13, 2014 10:46 AM by Kenzie Meek-Beck

Fatal kayaking accident along Arkansas River

CHAFFEE COUNTY -- An unidentified man, who was found floating face down next to a kayak along the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, was unable to be revived and died Saturday afternoon, according to the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office. 

The accident happened between the Fisherman's Bridge area and Browns Canyon, which is around 8 miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado. 

Witnesses first saw the victim become stuck on a rock near Fisherman's Bridge, but had successfully dislodged the boat and was returning to shore, according the the sheriff's office. 

The same group of people continued along the river for more than a mile, when they saw the same man face down in the river near the kayak. 

After witnesses pulled the victim back to shore, CPR was quickly administered. The county EMS came soon after and continued CPR, but it was unsuccessful. 

He died at the scene. 



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