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Drowning victim identified

Crews on scene after body discovered in overturned vehicle in canal.
Crews on scene after body discovered in overturned vehicle in canal.(David Jones)
Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 4:32 PM MDT
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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KJCT) - The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has released more information after a body was found last week in an overturned vehicle.

The vehicle was found in a canal around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 24th along Grand Valley Canal Road near 35 Road. The Mesa County Coroner says 63-year-old Rex Jones has been identified as the victim. His cause of death was determined to be an accidental drowning.

Colorado State Patrol is continuing to investigate.

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