Woman dies after raft overturns in Poudre River
LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says a 25-year-old woman who was pulled out of the Poudre River in Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins Wednesday afternoon has died.
Crews responded to the call for help at about 2:41 p.m. after receiving reports of an overturned raft in the area, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Shortly after arriving on scene, rescuers determined that there was a rafter in the river who needed assistance.
About 16 minutes later, witnesses reported seeing a person in the river.
Crews pulled an unconscious 25-year-old female rafter from the river after was in the water for 35 minutes.
Deputies said the rafter fell into the river during a rafting accident. There were three others in the private raft, but they were all reported to be safe.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital by Air Link, where she was later pronounced dead.