Man dies after raft flips during commercial trip on Poudre River
June 28, 2017
FORT COLLINS — Authorities say a 64-year-old man died during a commercial rafting trip in northern Colorado.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports the Severance man, whose name wasn’t released, was on a trip run by Rocky Mountain Adventures when the raft he was in flipped on the Poudre River on Tuesday morning.
David Costlow with the River Outfitters Association says the man was wearing a life jacket and a helmet, and it appeared he became unresponsive when he hit the water. A raft guide performed CPR until the man was flown to a hospital, where he died.
No other injuries were reported.
A woman who answered the phone at Rocky Mountain Adventures referred questions to Costlow.
Tuesday’s death comes after a tubing accident on the Poudre that killed a Seattle teenager June 18.