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.

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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.

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Emergency responders pulled the man from the river but could not resuscitate him.

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Pezhemskiy was born in Russia’s Republic of Buryatia and immigrated to the United States about eight years ago.

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