Coroner: Fisherman Had Heart Attack, Fell In River

FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) – The Park County coroner says a fisherman visiting from New Jersey suffered a heart attack and fell into the South Platte River Friday.

Sixty-five-year-old Robert Chilstrom’s body was recovered about 100 yards downstream in the Eleven Mile Canyon. Coroner David Kintz Jr. told The (Colorado Springs) Gazette that Chilstrom’s friends were too far away and didn’t see Chilstrom hit the water.

Kintz said the heart attack caused Chilstrom’s death.

He was described as a New Jersey native on a fishing trip, but his hometown wasn’t immediately available.

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

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

Enter To Win!
Weather App

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia