Kayaker dies on Arkansas River

CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. - A kayaker was killed on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County Saturday.

At approximately 12:30 pm., between the Fisherman’s Bridge area and Browns Canyon, said they observed an unidentified male become lodged on a rock near Fisherman’s Bridge. The male dislodged his boat and headed for shore. The witnesses continued downriver for approximately 1.5 miles.

A short time later these same witnesses observed an unoccupied kayak floating downstream. They then observed the same unidentified male floating face down behind the kayak. The male was pulled to shore immediately and CPR was administered. Chaffee County EMS arrived a short time later and continued with CPR however efforts to revive the male party were unsuccessful. The male party was pronounced dead at the scene.

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