GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The search for the lost Grand Junction man continues.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Department now considers it a recovery mission but the family remains hopeful.
Twenty-three year-old Ctormy Taylor went missing Monday evening after a tragic river rafting accident on the Colorado River.
He was accompanied by his long-time girlfriend and friend when all launched into the river from Corn Lake.
They were on a raft built for shallow waters and no one in the party was wearing a life jacket.
He had purchased it at Walmart. It had came with plastic oars, and he shouldn't have had it out in these conditions, it was unsafe,” says Ctormy’s mother, Tammy Schroeder.
His friend and family continue to pray for his safe return and hope that
Ctormy's story gives the community a better understanding of the dangers of the river.
A memorial fund has been set up in Ctormy's name to help with final expenses and to create a college fund for the son he leaves behind.