Searchers find missing rafter from Aurora in Dinosaur National Monument

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DINOSAUR, Colo. -– Searchers found a body matching the description of a rafter who went missing on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument, the National Park Service said Sunday.

Moffat County sheriff's deputies and Dinosaur National Monument rangers say the body of 62-year-old Sandra "Sandy" Wolder of Aurora was found underwater in the roots of a large downed tree about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Upper Disaster Falls in the Canyon of Lodore.

Wolder was reported missing Friday when the commercial raft she was on hit a rock and flipped, the National Park Service said. All of the occupants made it to shore except Wolder and the raft got pinned to a rock in the river.

Crews searched for Wolder on Friday night and all day Saturday. High river flows made the search efforts difficult and the river was running at about 8,600 cubit feet per second at the time of the accident. Disaster Falls has Class 3 and 4 rafting levels and is considered difficult.

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