A 45-year-old man drowned while swimming in Clear Creek near Golden.

Golden Police say the man had a rope tied around his waist and had been swimming with family members on Saturday afternoon when he took the rope off and began free swimming.

RELATED: Hiker dies in Durango over Memorial Day weekend

The family lost sight of him and he was recovered about 28 minutes later in Kayak Park in Golden, which is west of Denver. An off-duty paramedic started CPR and the man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The man’s name has not been released.

Leave a Reply

What We Believe

We are driven by our deep respect for our environment, and our passionate commitment to sustainable tourism and conservation. We believe in the right for everyone - from all backgrounds and cultures - to enjoy our natural world, and we believe that we must all do so responsibly. Learn More