26-year-old man involved in a tubing accident on the Poudre (POO’-dur) River in
northern Colorado has died.
Fire Authority officials say eight people were rescued off a small island in
the river in LaPorte on Thursday, and a ninth was found in a tree in the river.
One was flown by helicopter to the hospital, where he died early Friday
Reisdorff, Larimer County’s deputy coroner, identified the victim as Matthew
Spates, of Fort Collins. His death has been ruled an accidental drowning.