A kayaker who lost consciousness and was pulled from the hard-running waters of Clear Creek just east of Idaho Springs has been taken to a hospital.
The incident unfolded about 12:10 p.m. Friday just off U.S. 6 about 2.5 miles east of Idaho Springs, according to an Idaho Springs Police Department news release.
Other recreationists in the area pulled the 34-year-old Lakewood man out of the water and performed CPR as emergency responders rushed to the scene. A police patrol truck was used to take the man from the water’s edge to a waiting ambulance, which took him to a hospital.
U.S. 6 was temporarily closed by the incident and the emergency response. Further details on the man’s medical condition were not released, nor was the man’s identity. Police did not say how the man lost…
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