June 6, 2023

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Man dies while rafting Colorado River on Sunday

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The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said the rafter was navigating a rapid and eddy when he fell into the water Sunday.

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — A Vail man died while rafting on the Colorado River on Sunday afternoon.

The Garfield County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 34-year-old Nicholas Courtens. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) said Courtens and four others were rafting in two rafts.

Courtens and another member of his rafting party fell into the water while the group was trying to navigate a rapid and an eddy, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Courtens was initially unable to be pulled from the water…

2023-05-23 13:44:46

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