DINOSAUR, Colo. (AP) — A 66-year-old Colorado man has died kayaking on a river in Dinosaur National Monument.
National Park Service spokeswoman Sonya Popelka says the man drowned on Saturday after hitting a rock in the TePee Rapid of Yampa River.READ MORE: Englewood Drinking Water Tests Positive For E. coli, Boil Order In Place
The man’s partner paddled 24 miles (39 kilometers) downriver from the rapid to Hells Canyon Ranch and alerted authorities.
A helicopter found the man’s body about 3 miles (5 kilometers) downriver from the rapid.READ MORE: Police Looking For Clues In 18-Year-Old Julian Evangelista-Short's Homicide
The death is the second river fatality at Dinosaur this year.
The man’s name had not been released as of Sunday night. He is a resident of Craig, Colorado.MORE NEWS: Some Colorado Landlords Say They're Bearing The Brunt Of The Pandemic's Economic Effects
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