CANON CITY — A 42-year-old Texas man on an tour with a big group of Boy Scouts died in a rafting accident in southern Colorado.
Fremont County Sheriff Allen Cooper instructed The Pueblo Chieftain a raft flipped and tossed a number of folks into the Arkansas River west of Canon Metropolis on Monday afternoon. Sameer Prasla, the daddy of one of many scouts, was pulled from the river and died on the scene.
The Austin man, who was sporting a life jacket and a helmet when he fell into the swollen river, was on a industrial rafting journey with Mountain Excessive Journey Base out of Villa Grove.
The coroner’s workplace has dominated the dying an “unintended drowning.”
Extra water is working by way of the Arkansas River after the moist winter led to elevated snowmelt.
Data from: The Pueblo Chieftain, chieftain.com