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Old 07-14-2011   #1
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Fatality on Upper Blue?

Anyone know details...I think I ran with him the day before. He was very nice...said he had kids... Condolences to all, and please just think about the consequences of running solo.

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Old 07-14-2011   #2
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Kayaker found dead in Summit County - The Denver Post

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Old 07-14-2011   #3
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That sucks. Sounds like he was alone.
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Old 07-14-2011   #4
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Terrible news. Got friends there and we've have been running it a bunch recently. Condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 07-15-2011   #5
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Death on The Blue

Don't know much, but just came across this on google news.
Summit County: Kayaker dies in the Lower Blue River Summit County Citizens Voice
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Very sorry...
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Old 07-15-2011   #7
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This article confirms he was boating alone. Still not identified, nor cause of death:

Coroner orders autopsy after kayaker killed |
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Too sad.
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Coroner identifies 50-year-old kayaker found dead in Summit County - The Denver Post
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My condolences to his family, and for those of you who knew him:
A kayaker who was found face down in the Blue River has been identified.
William Keen, 50, of Dillon, died Thursday in Summit County on the Blue River just off of Colorado Highway 9 in an area called the "Pipeline."
Keen was identified today by the Summit County Coroner's Office. An official cause of death was not released, pending a complete autopsy, but the coroner's office said the victim likely drowned.
Keen is survived by a wife and four children.
Rafters told investigators they saw Keen, wearing a helmet and life vest, kayaking the river a few minutes before he was discovered "face down" in the water.
No one witnessed an accident or the exact moment when Keen encountered trouble, the coroner's office said, and a medical event can't be ruled out as the cause of death.

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