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Aurora Fire locates person who fell off boat at Aurora Reservoir

After witnesses called to report that at least one person fell off of a boat into the water, Aurora Fire transported one person to the hospital.

AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Fire Rescue (AFR) was called out to conduct a search for a person who fell from a boat at Aurora Reservoir Monday night. 

Fire officials said other people at the reservoir called in at 7:21 p.m. to report that at least one person fell from a boat into the water.

"Aurora Fire was called for somebody who was in a boat when it turned over and they were distressed, according to witnesses, and it was unclear if he went under or was OK," said Aurora Fire. 

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South Metro Fire Department said their dive team was on scene assisting AFR and they were able to get the person out of the water. 

The man was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He later died, according to the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office. 

He has been identified as 67-year-old Franklin Ford.

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