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Old 06-10-2010   #1
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Heart Attack Caused the Death of the Eagle River Rafter??

Does anyone have any follow up on William Spang's death on June 5th on the Eagle river? The Aspen Times say's that he might have died as a result of a heart attack. See the link http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100607/NEWS/100609902&parentprofile=search

I haven't heard a definitive answer as of yet and was wondering if others might know.

I would like to wish the family my sympathy during this difficult time. According to his obituary, he seemed like a very good man . Here is his Obituary and contribution information.

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Old 06-20-2010   #2
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Yep he died of a heart attack the other two swimmers made it to shore and went for help...to the Sage boathouse....He was taken to shore by kayakers 1/2 mile below dowd chute. RR. CPR, AED res. for 30 mins...failed.
The friggin Vail Daily put a picture of his dead body in their newspaper....Stupid.

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