Update: man rescued from Colorado River

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - Mesa County Search & Rescue crews have been called to help find a rafter.

According to Mesa County Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Heather Benjamin, Search and Rescue crews were called out to help find one adult man who was separated from his float group. The call came in around 9 p.m.

Benjamin says they've received conflicting information the man is out of the river, but can't confirm it, so they're moving ahead with the mission on the Colorado River.

The man doesn't have a phone with him and can't be reached. The mission is in the area of 32 1/2 and D Roads. Benjamin also says there's nothing to indicate a raft flipping or some kind of injury, just a separation.

KKCO 11 News will continue to update you on this story as information becomes available.

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UPDATE: According to Doug Sieckert of the Mesa County Search and Rescue team, crews went out on reports of an overturned raft on the Colorado River at around 8:30 p.m. Monday night.

Two boats and two swimmers were sent out to Riverbend Park, and the missing man was found in the area of 32 1/2 road and D road on the north side of the river.

The ground team found him there alive.


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