One float down river is enough, woman says

Rafter rescued from sandbar near 29 Road bridge

LE ROY STANDISH/The Daily Sentinel
Cassandra Anstaett, 19, wearing red in the middle, watches her boyfriend deflate a raft after she was rescued Sunday from the Colorado River near 29 Road. Anstaett, her boyfriend, Eddie Spino, 19, and another couple set their rafts in the river at Corn Lake at 32 Road. Anstaett’s raft later separated from the group and flipped in rapids, leaving her struggling until she found footing on a sandbar.



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LE ROY STANDISH/The Daily Sentinel
Cassandra Anstaett, 19, wearing red in the middle, watches her boyfriend deflate a raft after she was rescued Sunday from the Colorado River near 29 Road. Anstaett, her boyfriend, Eddie Spino, 19, and another couple set their rafts in the river at Corn Lake at 32 Road. Anstaett’s raft later separated from the group and flipped in rapids, leaving her struggling until she found footing on a sandbar.

After an hour standing in the frigid, rushing water of the Colorado River, 19-year-old Cassandra Anstaett was rescued. Grand Junction firefighters and Mesa County sheriff’s deputies…




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