Man drowns swimming in Colorado River
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – A man who drowned swimming in the Colorado River appears to have been intoxicated when he went in the water.
A pathologist with the Mesa County coroner’s office says that 43-year-old Jesse Lee Melvin of Denver was intoxicated when he began struggling in 60-degree water.
Melvin’s body was pulled from the river Saturday night near the Colorado-Utah state line. He was not wearing a life jacket.
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