Providing search and rescue services to Chaffee County's backcountry.
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office identified William A. Forshey, 54, of Austin, Texas, Tuesday as the victim who died in the Arkansas River Monday. Chaffee County Coroner Randy Amettis reported that an autopsy indicates Forshey died as a result of drowning.
Today (July 28) at approximately 12:08 pm an unidentified male died on the Arkansas River approximately 7 miles north of Buena Vista in Chaffee County, Colorado.
A 57-year-old Texas woman died Thursday afternoon in a rafting accident near the Pine Creek Rapid, the seventh boating-related fatality this year on the upper Arkansas River.
Climbing mountains, scaling cliffs in the dead of night, pulling kayakers from the raging waters of the Arkansas River – it’s all part of the job for Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North’s dedicated volunteers.
An Arkansas man died while boating a whitewater section of the river approximately 10 miles north of Buena Vista Friday afternoon.