Body found in Colorado River near Glenwood Springs
The body of a middle-aged man was discovered floating near the south bank of the Colorado River just west of Glenwood Springs near the new Wastewater Treatment Plant around noon on Saturday, according to a Garfield County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Two commercial rafts discovered the body, and rafters pulled it to shore.
Deputies were dispatched to the scene at 12:06 p.m. and notified the Coroner’s Office.
The Coroner’s Office retrieved the body, which appeared to have been in the water and dead for a number of days. No ID was immediately discovered, and the body was removed from the scene. An autopsy will be used to determine the probable cause of death and hopefully determine the victim’s identity.
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The Garfield County Coroner identified Silt resident Justin Yenter, 37, as the victim in a drowning at Harvey Gap Reservoir. According to investigators, Yenter was on a boat in the reservoir when a gust of wind knocked him overboard into the water.