Inner tubes found in N. St. Vrain Creek; deputies search for owners

Boulder County deputies discovered a vacated inner tube in the North St. Vrain Creek on May 27, 2014. (Photo: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

Boulder County deputies discovered a vacated inner tube in the North St. Vrain Creek on May 27, 2014. (Photo: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Boulder County deputies said they are looking for the owner of two inner tubes that were found in the North Saint Vrain Creek Tuesday morning.

Deputies from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office discovered the first vacated inner tube shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday caught in low hanging branches at the 19 mile marker of Highway 36 in the North St. Vrain Canyon.

The second inner tubes was located in Meadow Park.

They said they are concerned the riders of the inner tube may have fallen into the fast moving water.

Members of the Lyons Fire Protection District, Boulder Emergency Squad Dive Team, Longmont Emergency Unit and AMR Ambulance joined deputies as they searched the waters of the North St. Vrain Creek between the north end of Apple Valley Road and the town of Lyons.

The search was terminated around noon, after the agencies had not recovered any evidence of anyone in the high running waters.

Deputies issued a warning to residents; while the waters of Boulder County creeks and rivers may seem enticing for recreational pursuits, authorities asked people to not go into the water alone and to put their name and contact info on any floating devices used in these waters.

Anyone with information about the owner of the floatation device and why it was in the creek waters this morning is asked to contact Boulder County Communications at 303-441-4444.