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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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The identities of the victims hasn’t been released and police haven’t stated which rafting company was hosting the trip down the river.

A man died earlier this month in a rafting trip on Clear Creek.


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