Aspen—A commercial rafting accident on the Roaring Fork River claimed the life of a man late this morning. According to early reports, the man fell out of the boat twice while going through the class 4 rapid section called the Slaughterhouse near Stein Park. At least four of the seven people on board the Aspen Whitewater Rafting boat ended up in the river. One of them had to be freed from a rock while the others made it out safely. CPR was performed on the man who fell out a second time but he could not be revived. His name, age and hometown have not been released.


Grand Junction—Two months after Rifle High School Senior Kyle Scholla was killed after falling from a moving car, another western Colorado teen is fighting for his life after a somewhat similar incident. Police in Grand Junction say a 19 year old man fell off the trunk of a car that was going nearly 40 miles an hour. The young man is in critical condition with head injuries. Police say unlike Scholla’s case, the incident in Grand Junction was a attempt at ‘car surfing.’ Authorities in Rifle determined that Scholla was sitting on the hood of the car when his friend pulled out of a parking spot in front of Wal Mart. The name of the young man in Grand Junction has not been released.