Man Airlifted to Hospital After Poudre River Tubing Accident
14 officials worked to rescue a man from the Poudre River on Sunday (June 14), after his tube flipped over in rushing, cold water.
According to The Coloradoan, the incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. on the Filter Plant Run, when the man lost track of the friends he was tubing with.
Shortly after, the man got caught up in rapids, and fell off of his tube into the fast, 50-degree water.
He was unable to reach the shore on his own, but rafters were eventually able to get him out of the water on the other side of the river.
Rescuers from the Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) and the Larimer County Dive and Rescue (LCDR) team then airlifted the man, who had serious injuries and hypothermia, to a nearby hospital.
Earlier this month, the PFA tweeted that the Poudre River is not currently safe for tubers.
Instead, tourists can safely enjoy the water for free at the whitewater park located at 202 E. Vine Drive.