A 60-year-old man from Denver died Saturday from a “suspected cardiac event” on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument, according to the National Park Service.
Monument staff members received a call that CPR was in progress on a client of Sheri Griffith Expeditions shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, the park service wrote in a press statement, noting that the Moab, Utah-based Griffith Expeditions is an “authorized river concessionaire.”
The man has not been named pending family notification. He was in a two-person inflatable kayak that flipped in Winnie’s Rapid, a class II rapid along the Green River in the Canyon of Lodore in Moffat County.
Witnesses observed the man, who was on a multiday commercial trip, giving the standard “head pat” signal to indicate he was OK as he floated downstream, the park service wrote.
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