Alabama man dies while rafting Eagle River
June 24, 2010
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) – Eagle County authorities say the body of a 66-year-old Alabama man rafting in western Colorado has been recovered from the Eagle River.
Eagle County Sheriff Joseph Hoy says Patrick Bush of Birmingham, Ala., was on a guided raft trip when he fell overboard while going through a series of rapids. Hoy says his body was recovered just before noon Wednesday.
Four other people, including Bush’s wife, were on the raft. Hoy says everyone had a helmet, a personal flotation device, a wet suit and booties. He says Bush’s death appears to be a tragic accident.
His death is being investigated and an autopsy is pending.