Fremont County

One dead after rafting accident on the Arkansas River

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. - One man is dead after a rafting accident in the Arkansas River near Sunshine Rapid.

Fremont County Deputies responded to the call around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. When officials got on scene, three people were out of the river but one male was not breathing.

A high rail truck with the Royal Gorge Route Railroad took the male to Parkdale to meet medical crews, since they were unable to get to the area of the accident. Medical responders tried to save the man, but their attempts were unsuccessful.

The male was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim's name has not yet been released.


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