Outdoor adventures — such as hot air balloon rides, whitewater rafting, back-country skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering — can end in disaster. But the rules governing those who provide those experiences in Colorado can be weak or non-existent.
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Authorities say they have recovered the body of a 73-year-old woman who apparently fell late Monday or early Tuesday from a 120-foot cliff in Dinosaur National Monument.
A 51-year-old Littleton woman drowned Sunday afternoon in the Arkansas River after falling from a raft in an area called the Zoom Flume.
Authorities say they have found the body of a 62-year-old Aurora woman who went missing Friday after a raft she was in flipped over on the Green River within Dinosaur National Monument.
The loss of their 11-year-old son in the Arkansas River a year ago devastated Drake Durkee’s family, setting them on a path to improve river safety. Since Drake got caught below the rapids, seven more people on guided rafting trips have died in Colorado.
A 50-year-old man died Wednesday after falling off a raft during a commercial trip down the Roaring Fork River, near Henry Stein Park in Aspen.
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