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Woman dies after raft overturns in Poudre River

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says a 25-year-old woman who was pulled out of the Poudre River in Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins Wednesday afternoon has died.

Crews responded to the call for help  at about 2:41 p.m. after receiving reports of an overturned raft in the area, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after arriving on scene, rescuers determined that there was a rafter in the river who needed assistance.

About 16 minutes later, witnesses reported seeing a person in the river.

Crews pulled an unconscious 25-year-old female rafter from the river after was in the water for 35 minutes.

Deputies said the rafter fell into the river during a rafting accident. There were three others in the private raft, but they were all reported to be safe.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital by Air Link, where she was later pronounced dead.

 

1 Comment

  • cssidenver

    Pretty much proof that you can’t save people from themselves. Mohter Nature (high run-off water) is in charge. If you aren’t experienced stay out or RISK becoming a statistic.

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