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Angler’s Body Recovered From Arkansas River Identified

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The Arkansas River (credit: outdoors-adventures.org)

The Arkansas River (credit: outdoors-adventures.org)

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) – Search crews have recovered the body of a Canon City man who disappeared after wading into the Arkansas River to rescue his dog.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says 42-year-old Shane Bollig was fishing with a friend near Florence in southern Colorado on Monday when he vanished. His body was pulled from debris just after noon Tuesday.

Bollig was able to get his dog back to the river bank before he disappeared.

Tim Woodward of the Colorado Drowning Prevention Task Force says at least nine other people have died in Colorado rivers this spring. Many rivers are running high because of deep mountain snow.

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