Accident Database

Report ID# 4050

  • Flush Drowning
  • Does not Apply
  • Other

Accident Description

Woman in critical condition after raft overturns on Clear Creek

By Tom McGhee |

June 12, 2016 Accident happened on June 11th

Emergency personnel, and raft company employees on the river rescued all eight. A woman is in critical condition after a raft on a guided-river trip tipped and eight people were thrown into the water Saturday evening on Clear Creek.

Emergency personnel, and raft company employees on the river rescued all eight. Two people suffered minor injuries in the accident at 6:41 p.m., the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office reported. Emergency personnel administered CPR to the woman and she was revived before she was transported to St. Anthony’s Medical Center, the sheriff’s office said. The two adults with minor injuries also were taken to the hospital. The accident happened near mile-marker 1 on Clear Creek County Road 312. Emergency personnel from the sheriff’s office, Clear Creek County EMS, Clear Creek Fire Authority, Idaho Springs Police Department, and the Georgetown Police Department assisted with the rescue.

8 end up in Clear Creek near Idaho Springs after raft flips

June 11, 2016, by Web Staff Fox 31 TV IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. — Eight people on a guided raft tour ended up in the water after a raft flipped on Clear Creek early Saturday night, the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office said. Emergency personnel and raft company employees were able to rescue all eight. Three were taken to a hospital, two with minor injuries. One victim is in critical condition after being revived by CPR. The accident comes at a time when many rescues have been made and many warnings about the fast-flowing water. Clear Creek has restrictions in place downstream of where the raft flipped.

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