First responders pull man from Yampa River in Craig |

First responders pull man from Yampa River in Craig

Conditions of the man are unknown, according to law enforcement

Multiple agencies responded to a report of a potential drowning near Loudy-Simpson Park on Friday afternoon. When the man was retrieved from the river he was unresponsive but received patient care and life-saving efforts and was transported to The Memorial Hospital before being transferred to another medical facility. The man's identity is unknown.
Courtesy/Doug Slaight of Craig Fire/Rescue

— First responders pulled a man from the Yampa River near Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig around 4 p.m. on Friday.

Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume said the man’s identity is not known at this time and “very little” is known about the incident overall.

Emergency resources responded after receiving the call from an individual at the boat launch in Loudy-Simpson and initiated a “hasty search” in the area, Hume said.

The male subject was located approximately three-quarters of a mile down river from the launch in the river and unresponsive, Hume said. It is unknown where he entered the river.

“Patient care and life-saving efforts were initiated immediately upon locating the victim,” Hume said.

After removing the man from the river, he was transported to The Memorial Hospital while continuing to undergo life-saving efforts.

Jennifer Riley, chief of marketing and business development for TMH, said the patient arrived at the hospital and was transported to another facility.

Hume said his office is investigating the incident.

Responding agencies include Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, Craig Fire/Rescue, Craig Police Department, The Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and Bureau of Land Management.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, flows on the Yampa near Craig were at 949 cubic feet per second and gage height was slightly less than three feet at 3 p.m. on Friday.

The newspaper will update this story as it develops.

Contact Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or or follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.

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