Authorities ID Boy Who Drowned On Green River

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Dinosaur, Colo. (AP) Authorities have identified a boy who drowned while rafting on the green river as 8-year-old Owen Gerson.

The Moffat County Sheriff's office says Owen and his family were part of a commercial whitewater rafting trip in the Dinosaur National Monument on Sunday. He and his father were paddling an inflatable kayak through a rapid when it overturned, sending them
into the water.

A raft in the group picked up the father, but the boy was not found until about 90 minutes later submerged against a rock.

Owen and his father were wearing life jackets and helmets. The boy's hometown wasn't released.

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