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4 years 7 months ago

Colorado teen drowns in river

A 16-year-old boy who was swimming with friends in the Yampa River drowned Saturday. Moffat County authorities identified the boy as Shannon Wenger of Craig. A sheriff's investigator says the boy was swimming with friends when the river's current swept him under the water. The boy's friends called...

4 years 8 months ago

Water rising rapidly in Colorado

Coloradans are continuing to keep a nervous eye on rising rivers as a late spring heat wave melts snow quickly, swelling waterways, wiping out bridges and flooding some homes. The high water has prompted some rafting companies to halt guided trips. In Estes Park, hundreds of sandbags were...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado woman drowns trying to rescue dog

A woman who drowned in a northern Colorado irrigation canal while trying to rescue her dog has been identified as 23-year-old Brittany R. Schult of the Eden Valley area west of Loveland. The Larimer County coroner ruled Sunday that Schult's death was an accident. Loveland Fire Rescue officials...

4 years 11 months ago

Body found in Arkansas River

Police and firefighters in Pueblo pulled a man's body from the Arkansas River Saturday afternoon. Police think 19 year old Michael Casias drowned late last night. He was last seen fishing with his father Friday night. Police say the two became separated and friends and family started looking for...

5 years 1 week ago

Man found dead in riverwalk identified

The coroner has identified a man who drowned at the riverwalk in Pueblo. The victim is 46-year old Brett Ekker. Maintenance crews discovered his body in the water last Friday. According to Posada, an agency that helps the homeless, Ekker was a homeless man who moved from Colorado Springs to...

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