More rafting deaths in rivers in Colorado

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) A woman killed Wednesday while rafting the Poudre River was the third death on the swollen river in less than two weeks.

The Coloradoan reports that the river has been swollen by recent rains and spring runoff. In Fort Collins, the river was flowing at nearly five times its historical average for June 4, at 3,800 cubic feet per second.

The Poudre River Canyon is a favorite whitewater rafting destination this time of year. A 25-year-old woman was thrown from a private raft on Wednesday afternoon, and was later found downstream floating face down. The victim was not immediately identified.

During Memorial Day weekend, a 14-year-old Greeley teen and his uncle died after the boy fell into the water and his uncle went in after him.


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