Rafter dies after a flip in Smelter Rapid

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Rafter dies after a flip in Smelter Rapid

Man was identified as Jose Soto, 56, of Farmington
A Durango Fire Protection District crew at Santa Rita Park helped a rafter who was pulled out of the Animas River about 5:20 p.m. After administering CPR to the man, who reportedly suffered cardiac arrest, he was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center, where he later died.
A Durango Fire Protection District crew loads a 56-year-old man into an ambulance Tuesday afternoon at Santa Rita Park. The man spilled into the Animas River after the raft he was in flipped in the rapids in the Durango Whitewater Park. Jose Soto died in the accident, coroner Jann Smith said.

Rafter dies after a flip in Smelter Rapid

A Durango Fire Protection District crew at Santa Rita Park helped a rafter who was pulled out of the Animas River about 5:20 p.m. After administering CPR to the man, who reportedly suffered cardiac arrest, he was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center, where he later died.
A Durango Fire Protection District crew loads a 56-year-old man into an ambulance Tuesday afternoon at Santa Rita Park. The man spilled into the Animas River after the raft he was in flipped in the rapids in the Durango Whitewater Park. Jose Soto died in the accident, coroner Jann Smith said.
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