• Sheriff's Office

    Man drowns in the Platte River

    Jefferson County, CO. – On Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., a man drowned in the Platte River. The 43-year-old Castle Rock resident, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family, was tubing near the Platte River Campground with his fiancée and friends.

    A camper saw the man in the river without his tube float into an area near the bank with bushes and tall grass and then come out of that area face-down. Several people immediately pulled him out and began CPR. He was airlifted to St. Anthony hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Further information will be released as it becomes available.

    July 24, 2017

    Last Updated: 7-24-2017