UPDATE: Officials release name of canoe accident victim

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

Delta County officials have released the name of a man presumed dead after a canoe capsized in Crawford Reservoir yesterday afternoon.

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee says search crews "have to assume the worst" in their recovery efforts to find 22-year-old Tyler Korthuis of Delta. Colorado Park Service crews are searching the water with sonar to find his body.

Korthius and 22-year-old Stacy Bjerk were in a canoe on the water yesterday afternoon when their boat capsized. Authorities don't suspect foul play, but rough waters instead.

Crews searched for hours yesterday for Korthuis but had to call it off in the early evening because of bad weather. If the search is unsuccessful tonight they'll continue tomorrow.

Bjerk was treated and released.

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