LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A young child who was reported missing in Larimer County Monday was later found unresponsive in the Big Thompson River and rushed to the hospital. The little girl was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Deputies with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home in the 1500 block of West Highway 34, near Drake, Monday morning.
The 23-month-old child was found in the Big Thompson River east of the residence about 30 minutes after the initial call. CPR was started on the little girl after she was pulled from the water and she was rushed to the hospital.
That portion of the canyon is under heavy construction from the 2013 flooding and access is only given to residents.