Victim of Saturday’s accident was 56-year-old Illinois man

Victim of Saturday’s accident was 56-year-old Illinois man
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By RANDY ESSEX

GRIZZLY CREEK — The roiling Colorado River was no deterrent Monday for Tyler Smith and his girlfriend, who were poised to take their raft out from Grizzly Creek.Smith said he didn’t know that this was the same spot where emergency workers were unable Saturday to revive an Illinois man who fell in the river while rafting, but he was undaunted.“It’s an inherent risk of the sport. We do everything we can to mitigate it,” said Smith, who lives in Avon.In 2014, 17 people died in Colorado boating accidents, 14 of which were on rivers and 12 in private excursions with …

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