PM, JULY 1, 2019, BY ERIC RUBLE
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — A man from Arizona
died in a rafting accident on Clear Creek in Clear Creek County Monday.
The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office said
that at 10:30 a.m., its communication center received a report of a rafting
accident in the 2500 block of Stanley Road, which is about 2 1/2 miles
northwest of Idaho Springs. At the time of the report, CPR was being performed
on a man.
Sheriff’s deputies, the Clear Creek Fire
Authority, Clear Creek Ambulance and the Clear Creek County Advocates
responded. About 11:11 a.m., the 50-year-old man was pronounced dead at the
scene. The man was on a guided rafting trip with Down Stream Rafting Company,
according to the sheriff’s office.
The man’s name will be released once his family
is notified. His death is at least the eighth in Colorado
waters since June 7.