Death in Gore Canyon Thursday
August 12, 2016
On Thursday August 11 around 6:10 p.m. the Grand County Sheriff's Office responded to the Gore Canyon of the Colorado River on a report of a possible drowning.
The original details given to dispatch were vague and confusing. When Deputies arrived on scene, they were directed to a male kayaker that was deceased on the shoreline of the river. Friends of the man told Deputies he had been kayaking through the Gore Canyon, approximately one mile up river from the Pump House launch area, and was thrown out of his kayak.
The companions tentatively identified the male as a 25-year-old from Pennsylvania.
The Grand County Sheriff's Office and Grand County Coroner are conducting an investigation, but it appears to be a kayaking accident. No further information on the victim is being released pending positive identification and notification of relatives.
Sheriff's Deputies and Grand County Search and Rescue recovered the victims' body at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday night. The victim's kayak was still missing and businesses and other law enforcement agencies on the Colorado River have been notified and asked to assist in recovering it.