CO: Rescuers save 60-year-old hunter from frigid Colorado River
January 15, 2013
GRAND JUNCTION — Rescuers saved a 60-year-old hunter who fell
into the icy Colorado River on Tuesday while trying to retrieve a
The daring rescue played out on a section of the
Colorado that flows along Interstate 70 in Grand Junction.
Other hunters had called 911 after they saw the hunter in the water
up to his neck. The hunter was in the water for nearly 30 minutes
before rescuers reached him. He was treated for hypothermia
and transported to a hospital.
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