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Young Boy Dies on Green River
Contact: Carla Beasley, (435) 781-7700
A young boy died Sunday after an apparent drowning in the Green River during a rafting trip through Dinosaur National Monument.
Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and National Park Service rangers were notified yesterday of a missing boy near Upper Disaster Falls, River Mile 237. Members of the rafting trip found him approximately a half mile away and began CPR. A helicopter and advanced life support were dispatched to the location, but due to inclement weather and steep terrain, they were unable to reach the boy before nightfall.
No additional details are available at this time. An investigation is being conducted by the Moffat County Sheriff and the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
Dinosaur National Monument is as famous for its dramatic canyon scenery as it is for its dinosaur fossils.