Body found in Colorado River
Jun 22, 2023, 7:06 PM | Updated: Jun 28, 2023, 11:00 am
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UPDATE: The victim was identified Wednesday as Ryan Patrick Latcham of Grand Junction, Colorado.
“No criminal findings are apparent at this time with a final analysis pending from the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner,” read a Wednesday press release from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
Our earlier story continues below.
GRAND COUNTY, Utah — A man’s body was found by rafters in the Colorado River Thursday. The rafters took the body to a dock and waited for officials.
According to a release from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 12:37 p.m. rafters floating on the Colorado River spotted a body two miles upstream from the Westwater Ranger Station in Grand County.
The rafters secured the decedent to their raft and floated down the river to the ranger station.
Upon arrival, the decedent was secured to the boat ramp and they awaited the arrival of law enforcement.
The body, an adult male, remains unidentified at this time.
The incident is under investigation and the body has been transferred to the State of Utah Medical Examiner’s Office.