Hunter fine after falling into icy Colorado River

A goose hunter is doing fine this afternoon after he fell into the Colorado River and spent more than 30 minutes in the water before being rescued, officials said.

At approximately noon, emergency officials from the Grand Junction Fire Department and Lower Valley Fire Department were dispatched to the Colorado River by milemarker 24 on Interstate 70 on reports a man had fallen into the river.

The man, who was not identified, was hunting goose in the area when he fell in, officials said.

The river right now is a mix of ice and freezing water, and the man reportedly was in the water for more than 30 minutes, officials said.

Grand Junction’s Ryan Jordan pulled the man to safety, officials said.


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