Man drowns on rafting trip |

Man drowns on rafting trip

DENVER ” A man who drowned after falling out of a raft on Clear Creek on Saturday was identified as Jed G. McKnight, 36, of Boulder, the Clear Creek County coroner’s office said.

He had been with a group of friends on a commercial whitewater rafting trip run by All American Adventures of Idaho Springs.

Guides said McKnight was wearing a life jacket and a helmet when he went overboard in 35- to 40-degree water. The accident occurred near Colorado 119 and U.S. 6 in an area known as “Deep Hell Rapids” due to the especially treacherous water and sharp rocks.

No other injuries were reported.

All American Adventures issued a statement conveying thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family.

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