SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – A Denver man is dead after being thrown from a raft in Summit County.

Charles Emery, 70, was rafting with eight other people on the Blue River north of Silverthorne on Sunday afternoon when he was ejected.

The circumstances aren’t clear. Charles Pitman of the Summit County Rescue Group says the other eight passengers also ended up in the water but were quickly found. One was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

“The other seven people who were in the water were located after a search that initially spanned a length of about 6 miles,” Pitman said in a statement. “Other injuries were considered minor and did not require hospitalization.”

The raft was privately owned and not from an outfitter.

KYSL-FM reports that person in an inflatable kayak also died over the weekend in the Colorado River at or near the Needles Eye rapid near State Bridge.

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