Toddler drowns in Vail creek
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – A 2 1/2-year-old boy drowned in Gore Creek Sunday morning after falling in during a walk, authorities said.
The boy was walking with family members, but no one saw him fall in around 9:55 a.m. near the Wren Condominiums in Vail Village, town spokeswoman Suzanne Silverthorn said.
The boy’s body was found east of the Cascade Resort about 20 minutes later by a construction worker. Two passers-by gave the boy CPR, Silverthorn said.
The boy, whose named has not been released, was pronounced dead at Vail Valley Medical Center, she said.
The family is believed to be from out of town, she said.
Snow usually comes and goes in this part of the state. A forecasted storm is expected to stick around for a while. Forecasters are calling for snow to persist throughout the weekend in the high country, with a prospect of a couple of feet of powder by the time the storm starts to diminish on Monday.