FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Authorities say a 29-year-old woman drowned after she was tossed from a raft on the Cache la Poudre River west of Fort Collins.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says rescue crews were called to the scene Sunday evening after the raft overturned and threw seven people into the fast-moving river. The coroner’s office identified the victim Monday as Caela Ann DeCarr, of Fort Collins.
“Reports indicated several rafters were unaccounted for and one woman was pulled from the water unresponsive,” David Moore with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
All of the people in the non-commercial raft were wearing helmets and life vests at the time of the accident.
“Two were located near the roadway and four were located on the opposite side of the river. The 29-year-old unresponsive woman did not survive despite receiving cardio pulmonary resuscitation lifesaving efforts,” Moore said.
Additional Information From The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office reminds any persons engaging in activities along the rivers to use extreme caution. Due to current water conditions, activities on all rivers in Larimer County are inherently dangerous.
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