Woman dies in Arkansas River near Zoom Flume

Sandra Johnson, 51 of Littleton, died Sunday, July 3, following a rafting incident on the Arkansas River. Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said that the county communications center received a call at 12:30 p.m. of a woman falling from a raft in the Browns Canyon area.

Snow Biker Killed in Avalanche Near Cottonwood Pass

On February 5 at approximately 12:18 pm the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of an avalanche in the Cottonwood Pass area near the summit. Cottonwood Pass is in northwest Chaffee County near Buena Vista, Colorado. According to witnesses in the area who were snowmobiling they heard what sounded like an avalanche in the Lost Lake area of Cottonwood pass.

Search and Rescue Responds to Dual Calls for Help

On Monday, July 20th, 2015 at approximately 2:13 p.m. the Chaffee County Communications Center received a 911 call from a lost hiker on Mt. Shavano. Nearly thirty minutes later, they received another, unrelated 911 call for help from two hikers below the summit of Mt. Columbia.

Search & Rescue retrieves injured mountain biker, helps lost hikers, responds to high country rollover

Chaffee County emergency responders retrieved an injured mountain biker, a 55-year-old Virginia man, July 17 on Alpine Tunnel trail. Their first indication of the accident was through a SPOT device that had been activated at about 2:45 p.m. Undersheriff Derek Bos said SPOT devices relay the GPS coordinates of an emergency, but they provide little other information.

Search and Rescue recovers 11 year old

Search and rescue crews recovered the body of the missing 11-year-old boy Friday from the Arkansas River in Browns Canyon. Drake Durkee, from Golden, was thrown from his raft at Big Drop Rapid Wednesday during a commercial rafting trip. His body was found just downstream of the site where he went into the water.


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