Man dead after falling into Poudre on rafting trip

For just the third time in 20 years, a customer died on a commercial rafting trip down the Poudre River. The victim was a 64-year-old man.

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - One person died Tuesday morning after reportedly falling into the river while on a commercial rafting trip northwest of Fort Collins.

Emergency crews were dispatched about 10:25 a.m. to an area near the Ouzel picnic area along the Poudre River, roughly 15 miles west of Ted's Place, on reports of a person who was in the water and not breathing.

The raft guide performed CPR until the 64-year-old Severance man was flown to an area hospital via helicopter where he later died, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

The official cause and manner of death is still pending from the Larimer County Coroner's office. 

Updates will be available from the Fort Collins Coloradoan: http://noconow.co/2ti7O6S.

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