UPDATE: Authorities Identify Man Who Died Rafting on Arkansas River

By: KKCO/AP Email
By: KKCO/AP Email

Salida, Colo. (AP) A Texas man volunteering at a boy scout
camp in Colorado has died in a rafting accident.

Police say 49–year–old David Campbell of Carrollton, Texas, died
Thursday when his raft capsized in the arkansas river.

Campbell was a volunteer with the Rocky Mountain Boy Scouts High
Adventure base at Poncha Springs. His raft capsized in a class 3
rapid.

Boy scout officials told the Pueblo Chieftain that Campbell went
unconscious after being pulled out of the river, and that
resuscitation efforts failed.

The death was the third rafting related fatality on the Arkansas river this week.

Jimmy Nakama, 40, of Littleton, and Thomas Spicknall, 36, of Centennial, drowned Tuesday after they were thrown from a private raft in the Pine Creek Rapids section.


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