A 26-year-old kayaker drowned Saturday afternoon in South Mineral Creek in San Juan County, said San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler.
Kevin Bair of Phoenix got caught in Caldron Rapids, Metzler said.
He rolled once, then he half-rolled a second time, Metzler said. And that time he got lodged between two rocks in a narrow canyon.
Metzler said Bair suffered a head injury with lots of bleeding that may have knocked him out.
An autopsy Tuesday found drowning to be the cause of death.
He was probably knocked unconscious, and thats why he couldnt free himself, Metzler said.
Metzler said Bair had about six years of kayaking experience. He was pronounced dead at 4:04 p.m. Saturday.