IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman is in a Denver hospital with what are described as critical injuries after an accident during a whitewater rafting trip that also left a man hurt.
The two people were customers on a professional rafting company’s operation and apparently both fell out of a raft on Clear Creek just before 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. It happened along Highway 6, between tunnel 5 and tunnel 6.READ MORE: Crews Searching Lake In Arvada For A Person Seen Struggling In The Water
When rescuers arrived at the creek to help the woman she was out of the water and being given CPR. The man was being helped about a half a mile down the creek.READ MORE: Catalytic Converter Theft Impacts Dozens Of Children In Arvada
The woman was described as being middle aged. She was taken by helicopter to the hospital. The man’s injuries were described as being minor.
The identities of the victims hasn’t been released and police haven’t stated which rafting company was hosting the trip down the river.MORE NEWS: Colorado Weather: The Horrible Haze Expected To Get Worse
A man died earlier this month in a rafting trip on Clear Creek.