- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a kayaker whose body was pulled from the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista.

Chaffee County Coroner Randy Amettis identified the victim Tuesday as 54-year-old William A. Forshey, of Austin. His death has been ruled a drowning.

The sheriff’s office says Forshey became high-centered on a large rock in the Miracle Mile section of the river at about noon Monday. He stepped out of the boat, and witnesses say they saw him standing on the shoreline.

Forshey was spotted a short time later floating downriver.

Undersheriff John Spezze says the man was pronounced dead at the scene. He did not say how he ended up back in the water after making it to shore.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide