Denver man dies rafting on Blue River

Non-commercial raft flips

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. - A 70-year-old Denver man has been identified as the man who died in a rafting accident on the Blue river, north of Silverthorne.

The Summit County Coroner's Office said they were called at 1:45 p.m. Sunday.  They identified the victim as Charles Emery, of Denver.

The coroner's office said Emery was ejected from his non-commercial raft on the Blue River. It happened about 3 miles north of the Blue River Campground.

Several other people on the same raft were rescued from both sides of the river.


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