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Crews Practice Water Rescue In Rushing Waters Of Clear Creek

By Michael Abeyta

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– On a 90-plus degree day, West Metro Firefighters are jumping into Clear Creek.

“We have a department-wide training to familiarize and get everybody re-engaged with water safety and how to rescue people out of water,” explains Engineer/Paramedic Ivan Soto. 261 more words


2 Men Dead In Separate Rafting Accidents In Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Another person has died in a rafting accident in Colorado.

On Monday, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Christian Sheetz of Summit County died after the private raft he was riding in with his wife capsized near Buena Vista. 87 more words


Rescue Teams Train Together To Help Keep Outdoor Enthusiasts Safe

By Makenzie O’Keefe

CLEAR CREEK CANYON, Colo. (CBS4) – With the weather continuing to warm up, more people are getting outside to recreate. Summer is a popular time to scale the mountains in Colorado, and a few organizations are working to make sure people stay safe. 290 more words


Man Drowns In Clear Creek While Swimming With Family

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Golden officials say a 45-year-old man drowned while swimming with his family in Clear Creek on Saturday.

The group was near Tunnel 1 off Highway 6 according to investigators. 101 more words


Fully-Engulfed Car Fire Causes Partial Closure Of I-70

SILVER PLUME, Colo. (CBS4) – As many were getting their holiday weekend started, a vehicle fire caused trouble on Interstate 70 near Silver Plume on Saturday morning. 47 more words


Ride Report - Mt. Wilson

38.8 miles, 3:19 moving time, 4,764 ft elevation

On a dark, cloudy morning, the mist hung heavy in La Canada, as the Club rode up Angeles Crest Highway. 257 more words


COVER: Outfitters offer raft trips from mild to wild

Colorado is one of the best places in America to experience a white water rafting adventure. More major rivers start here than in any other, and the most popular white water river in the country is in the state. 913 more words