Grand Junction man who fell into Colorado River not seen since Monday night

MESA COUNTY, Colo. - Authorities are asking people to look for a 23-year-old man who fell into the Colorado River while rafting on Memorial Day.

Ctormy Taylor of Grand Junction was rafting with two friends Monday at about 8:30 p.m., the Mesa County Sheriff's Office said.

The raft became wrapped around a piling on the Fifth Street Bridge on U.S. 50 in Grand Junction.

Taylor's two friends were able to swim to the bank of the river.

Taylor was last seen trying to swim to the river bank just past the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado rivers.

None of the rafters were wearing life jackets at the time, investigators said.

"Search efforts will be ongoing for the time being," the sheriff's office said in a release.

"Citizens and people recreating on or near the Colorado River are asked to be on the lookout for any signs or evidence that would assist in recovery efforts," officials said.

Anyone who sees something that could help find Taylor is asked to contact non-emergency dispatch at 970-242-6707.

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