Castle Rock man drowns while tubing in South Platte River

A 43-year-old Castle Rock man lost his life tubing this weekend.

KUSA - A 43-year-old man drowned while tubing in the South Platte River on Saturday afternoon. 

Castle Rock man Mark Amick was tubing near the Platte River Campground with his fiancée and friends around 3 p.m.

A camper saw the man in the river without his tube float into an area near the bank with bushes and tall grass and then come out of that area face-down.

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Several people immediately pulled him out and began CPR. He was airlifted to St. Anthony hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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