Man whose body was in river is named
The Garfield County coroner on Wednesday identified the dead man found in the Colorado River over the weekend as 49-year-old Jonathan Carl Rounsaville from Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Commercial rafters on Saturday discovered Rounsaville’s body just west of Glenwood Springs near the wastewater treatment plant. The coroner reported at that time that he appeared to have been in the water for several days.
Friends of Rounsaville say he was a fisherman, not a kayaker or rafter, though it’s not known whether that’s what he was doing prior to his death. Boaters on the Colorado River and Roaring Fork River are asked to keep an eye out for abandoned fishing gear.
Rounsaville’s mother in Utah has since been notified.
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