Accident Database

Report ID# 3356

  • Flush Drowning
  • Does not Apply
  • Cold Water

Accident Description

Man drowns in Colorado River near Moab June 15th, 2010 @ 8:45am MOAB, Utah (AP) --

Authorities say a 47-year-old Utah man drowned during a weekend rafting trip on the Colorado River near Moab. The Grand County Sheriff's Office says Lawrence Evaro of Clearfield fell out of the rubber raft Saturday before entering White Rapids near Red Cliffs Lodge. Heavy swirling currents kept him under water through the rapids before a boat guide and others pulled Evaro from the water and performed CPR. He was pronounced dead at Allen Memorial Hospital in Moab. The sheriff's office says Evaro was wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident.

Information from: Deseret News (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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