According to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, there has been a drowning in Boulder Canyon.

Deputies responded to a water rescue situation with the Nederland Police Department regarding a male party that needed help in Boulder Creek. Soon after a 27-year-old male was pulled from the creek in an unconscious state. By the point, the male was not breathing.

Life-saving efforts were made on scene, though they ultimately failed. The male was taken to Boulder Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to the Associated Press, the incident occurred approximately seven miles west of Boulder at 6PM on Wednesday.

An investigation is currently taking place to determine what led to the drowning.

There have been many water deaths this year in Colorado already. If you’re taking to the water, exercise caution and take safety measures that help to limit unnecessary risk. American Whitewater is a great resource for determining water flow levels. In addition to that resource, here’s a list of 6 tips for staying safe on Colorado’s water.

Here’s a look at where the canyon is located. Note that the pin drop is not exactly where the body was found.

Editor’s Note: Here’s a quick piece regarding why we’ve decided to include accident and death coverage in our collection of content.

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