Man dies, woman and dog rescued after canoe capsizes in Sweetwater Lake

Sweetwater Lake is found in jap Garfield County 10 miles west of the Colorado River Road in the vicinity of Dotsero.

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A man died previously this 7 days just after a canoe capsized in Sweetwater Lake, a Garfield County Sheriff’s Office environment information release states Friday.

Deputies acquired observe Wednesday that a woman was stranded on the cliffs north of Sweetwater Lake and during the rescue determined that her spouse was continue to missing.

“The canoe capsized (the night just before) and the woman and pet dog ended up equipped to swim to the shore,” the release states. “Unfortunately, the male get together was not able to attain the shore. His body was learned the subsequent morning and retrieved by fishermen and paddle boarders recreating on the lake and acting as great Samaritans.

“Gypsum Hearth was at the scene, as effectively as customers of Search and Rescue and a neighborhood forest assistance employee. All assisted in the restoration of the human body, with Gypsum Hearth giving original treatment for the feminine who experienced been stranded right away.”

The female was transported to Valley See Medical center for procedure. She also met with a Victim Reaction Advocate prior to becoming reunited with her pet.

“This tragedy reminds us all of the potential risks involved with aquatic activities irrespective of whether on a river or a lake and the need to have to take excess safeguards when possible,” the launch states. “The Garfield County Sheriff’s Business office would like to thank the Forest Support Employee, the Superior Samaritans, associates of Look for and Rescue and the Gypsum Fireplace Section for their guidance in this incident.”