Just read this:
GEORGETOWN - A man on a rafting trip died on Clear Creek Thursday.
Authorities say 65-year-old Michael Booth Russell fell out of his raft and was declared dead after being pulled out of the water. Russell, of Potomac Falls, Va., was pulled from the water at 10:30 a.m., according to the Clear Creek Sheriff's Office.
Rafting outfitters in the area say the creek, fed by melting snow from the mountains, is running at near peak levels.
Russell's death follows at least three boating deaths recently in Colorado.
Thirty-four-year-old Robert Locke of Golden drowned beneath a logjam on May 28 while kayaking on the swift-moving Anthracite Creek in the Marble area.
Also over Memorial Day weekend, a 57-year-old Gypsum man died after his raft flipped in the near peak flows on the Eagle River. A 30-year-old Boulder man was also presumed to be dead after disappearing during a kayak trip through Vallecito Creek near Durango.
My condolences to the family...
Anyone else notice that a lot of accidents this year involve people over age 55?