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Woman Pulled From Poudre River After Raft Overturns Dies

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – An unconscious woman who was pulled from the Cache La Poudre River on Wednesday has died.

According to Lt. Andy Josey with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, just after 2:30 p.m. rescuers were called about an overturned raft in the river in the 13000 block of the Poudre Canyon, west of Fort Collins.

“Shortly thereafter it was determined that there was a rafter in the river and needed help,” Josey said in a statement.

Witnesses reported they spotted a person who appeared to be unconscious in the river about 16 minutes after rescuers arrived.

“About 35 minutes later, an unconscious female rafter was recovered from the river in the 10000 block of the Poudre Canyon,” Josey said.

Josey said the 25-year-old woman, whose name hasn’t been released, was one of four people in the private raft when it overturned. The woman was airlifted to an area hospital where she died. The others in the raft weren’t injured.

The names of the others in the boat also haven’t been released.

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