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Young Boy Dies on Green River

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Date: July 31, 2008
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?

Picture of anthropomorphic figure holding a circular shape pecked into a rock.

Do you know the difference between a petroglyph (pictured here) and a pictograph? Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock while pictographs are painted images. Dinosaur National Monument preserves both forms of Native American rock art.