Man missing in Colorado River incident identified
Vail, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Canyon Resort employee who fell into the Colorado River near No Name on Wednesday has been identified.
The missing man is 20-year-old Taylor Chisholm from Louisiana, who was a student at Louisiana State University.
Garfield County Sheriff’s Office suspended the search for Chisholm on Thursday, citing dangerous conditions of the river.
Chisholm’s father made a plea Saturday for the search to resume.
“I am reaching out to every one of you within this broadcast area for your help,” Patrick Chisholm said. “The sheriff’s department has done what they have been able to do, I understand.”
Chisholm and two other Glenwood Canyon Resort employees were crossing the river in a cable car, shuttling equipment to the other side of the river. The cable car came in contact with the fast-moving river, knocking the three men into the water. Two men made it to shore, but Chisholm was swept away.
“We’re hoping that Taylor’s still alive. If that’s not the case, the very best I can ask is to allow us to bring him home,” he said.
Taylor Chisholm had arrived in Colorado about five weeks ago.
While the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department has stopped its search, employees with Glenwood Canyon Resort are still on the river, using their rafts to keep searching.
9News Television contributed to this report.