AVON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died in a rafting accident on Colorado’s Eagle River. Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis identified the victim late Thursday night as 29-year-old Nikolay Pezhemskiy.
The Vail Daily reports five men were thrown into the water when their raft hit a high wave east of Avon on Thursday afternoon. Four of the men managed to make it to shore, but Pezhemskiy was swept away.READ MORE: Funeral To Be Held Monday For Joshua Haileyesus, 12-Year-Old Who Died As A Result Of The 'Blackout Challenge'
Emergency responders pulled the man from the river but could not resuscitate him.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Rain Expected With Snow Soon To Follow
Pezhemskiy was born in Russia’s Republic of Buryatia and immigrated to the United States about eight years ago.MORE NEWS: 'You Look Good Today. Want Snacks?': Artificial Intelligence Learns To Flirt Thanks To Colorado Scientist Janelle Shane
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