i suspect cardiac arrest caused by the swim not a drowning... durango fire/rescue have been all over the banks during the day and it sounds like they where there when this happened. i suspect fire/rescue were the ones that directed the rafters to the welcome center building where the rafters got the defibrillator while cpr was started... but this is only what I suspect, i dont know for certain.
i am confused on where they flipped and how long the swim was before the second boat picked him up.
condolences to the family and hopefully the guide is doing okay too, lot of younger guides on the animas and something like that could haunt you for a long time
The Durango Herald 06/17/2015 | Cause still undetermined in rafting death