Jul 7, 2013 6:30 PM by Tony Spehar

Man drowns on Colorado River float trip

PALISADE, Colo. (AP) - A 45-year-old man drowned Saturday afternoon in the Colorado River near Palisade.

The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel reports that the man hasn't been identified ( He was floating with at least two other people down the Colorado River Saturday afternoon.

When authorities arrived, they found the man about 25 feet from the riverbank in less than 2 feet of water, where two of his companions were attempting cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Emergency personnel were also unable to revive him.

None of the three adults was wearing a life vest, and authorities believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor.


Information from: The Daily Sentinel,

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