Woman pulled from Clear Creek in Golden after tubing incident dies, police say

Posted at 2:11 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-22 00:52:20-04

GOLDEN, Colo. — A woman who was pulled from Clear Creek after slipping off and falling below water early Friday afternoon has died, police said.  

The woman, who was only identified as being 48-years-old, was pulled from the water by rescue crews who responded within two minutes of receiving a call for help from those who saw her fall in. When they pulled her from the water, they say she was unresponsive.

Officials say a technical response team pulled her 30 feet up an embankment and performed CPR. After getting her into an ambulance, first responders rushed the woman to St. Anthony's in critical condition. She later died at the hospital, according to Golden Police Department spokesperson Karlyn Tilley.  

Family members, who were also tubing along the waterway, surrounded her as she was rushed away.

Authorities say there are no tubing restrictions, but they cautioned tubers, saying there isn't a safe water level at which to tube.