Man Dies After Slipping Into Platte River Overnight

DENVER (CBS4) – A man died after slipping into the South Platte River overnight.

The man’s friend went in after him, and had to be rescued by Denver firefighters.

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They took him to the hospital after finding him down river, crying for help in a secured and fenced area near 31st Street and Arkins Court.

The Denver Fire Department started searching for the men around 11:30 p.m. Monday, scouring Confluence Park from 15th Street and Little Raven Street all the way down to the RiNo neighborhood.

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It is unknown why the men were in the river to start.

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