Wichita man killed in rafting accident in Colorado

File photo of Clear Creek Canyon (Courtesy KUSA-TV)

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colorado – A Wichita man was killed in rafting accident in Colorado

The Clear Creek County Coroner’s Office and the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of the rafting accident that occurred on Saturday as 20-year-old Daniel Cheong from Wichita.

Cheong was pulled from the river and received CPR according to the Clear Creek County Sheriff.   He was unable to be revived.

The cause of death is still undermined at this time. The Clear Creek County Coroner and Sheriff’s Office are still investigating.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Clear Creek was running about 300 cubic feet per second Saturday afternoon, which is 130 percent of its normal median flow.

The sheriff’s office says Cheong was on a commercial trip operated by Mile-High Rafting.



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