GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Golden officials say a 45-year-old man drowned while swimming with his family in Clear Creek on Saturday.
The group was near Tunnel 1 off Highway 6 according to investigators.READ MORE: Colorado Polio Survivor Reflects On Life-Long Disease & COVID Vaccines Now
Witnesses tell authorities the man used a rope to tie around his waist, but took the rope off and was swimming freely.
About 30 minutes later, they say they lost sight of him.READ MORE: Denver Cops, Sheriff's Deputies Lagging on Vaccinations; 'There Is A Lot Of Pushback" Says Deputy Safety Director
An off-duty Denver paramedic pulled his body out of the water at Kayak Park and started CPR.
More emergency crews arrived who also tried life-saving techniques, but the man died at the hospital.
Investigators say they do not believe drugs or alcohol are factors.MORE NEWS: Colorado AG Report Finds Pattern Of Racially Biased Policing In Aurora
They say Clear Creek has been running at just under 700 cubic feet per second (CFS) and currently it is at 511 CFS.