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Denver man dies during river-rafting trip in Dinosaur National Monument

By: JOHN WENZEL, The Denver Post
June 11, 2017 Updated: June 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm
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Dinosaur National Monument (nps.gov/dino)

Continue north into Moffat County to reach Dinosaur National Monument, a protected area straddling the border with Utah whose terrain has yielded a fossil mother lode.

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.

Read more at denverpost.com.

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