Wader swept away in Clear Creek Sunday found

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Search and rescue teams found a wader who was swept away in Clear Creek Sunday afternoon. He did not survive.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, a call came in around 5:30 p.m. that a group of people were wading in Clear Creek just east of Tunnel 1 on U.S. 6.

A man in his mid-20s waded too far out, and was swept away by the current, according to the sheriff’s office.

Officials said he was not wearing a life vest.

Teams found him near a pedestrian bridge just west of the intersection of U.S. 6 and Colo. 93.

As of 7:45 p.m., they were performing CPR, and preparing to transport the man to a hospital, but in a tweet at 9:38 p.m., the sheriff’s office announced the man died.

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