2 Rafters Hospitalized After Commercial Boat Flips

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Two rafters have been hospitalized after a commercial boat carrying seven rafters flipped over on the Poudre River.

The Larimer County Dive Team helped rescue a rafter stranded on an island.

Larimer County sheriff’s spokesman John Schulz says some of the rafters may have suffered hypothermia.

According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, spring melt-off from the basin’s above-average winter snowpack is causing high flows of frigid, cold water.

A ban on inner tubes, air mattresses and small, single-chamber rafts remains in effect on the river.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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