Colorado River claims two victims

8th July, 2014 by

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — Two bodies were pulled from the Colorado River Saturday, one near northern Eagle County and another in Garfield County. Boaters from Avon and Glenwood Springs were rafting the river Saturday afternoon, and as they cleared the Needles Eye Rapids between Pumphouse and Radium, they spotted two inflatable rubber canoes flipped over, and a life jacket floating in the water a little way ahead of them. Needles Eye Rapids are Class 3 in that area, said Grand County Sheriff Rodney Johnson. One of the boaters, who asked that their names not be used, said they spotted one man …

Source: Vail Daily Feed



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