By Anica Padilla

PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A 69-year-old man from Basalt was found dead in Snowmass Creek on Sunday. Greg Smith was reported missing Saturday night after he did not return from a bike ride on Snowmass Creek Road.

(credit: Pitkin County Sheriff)

“Basalt Police Department officers worked together with Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputies to attempt to locate the cyclist into the evening and early morning,” officials stated.

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Early Sunday morning, 24 members of Mountain Rescue Aspen began searching for Smith. Rescuers searched by vehicle, bicycle, all-terrain vehicles and on foot.

At approximately 11:10 a.m., MRA rescue personnel found Smith in the water in Snowmass Creek, about .4 miles up Snowmass Creek Road from Highway 82.

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A swift water rescue team from the Roaring Fork Fire Rescue helped MRA rescuers recover the man’s body.

(credit: Pitkin County Sheriff)

The circumstances of Smith’s death are still under investigation.

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Anica Padilla