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Man who was recovered from Colorado River on Tuesday identified

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Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 2:01 PM MDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 2:33 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that an adult male who was pulled out of the Colorado River on Tuesday near the Blue Heron Boat ramp has died.

Wednesday afternoon, the Mesa County Coroner identified the adult male as 62-year-old Lyle Zedicher. The cause and manner of death are still pending at this time as the Coroner is working to determine if there was a medical event or if it was from drowning. Toxicology is also pending.

The sheriff’s office says that just before noon on June 15, reports came in of a possible drowning. Witnesses reported seeing a man and his dog swimming in the river near the Blue Heron Boat ramp, then later saw the adult male floating face down.

The Grand Junction Fire Department was able to reach the Zedicher, and pull him out of the water. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful.

The dog was found safe and is safe.

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