DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – A Farmington man is dead after his raft flipped at Santa Rita Park in Durango. Durango responders say they quickly conducted CPR on 56-year-old Jose Soto after he was pulled from the animas river by bystanders. Soto was rushed to a regional medical center where he later died.
The river was running well-above average for this time of year. On Sunday six rafters were flipped out of their raft downstream of Smelter rapid. They were able to swim to safety.