ONE DIES, ONE SUR­VIVES IN S. PLATTE RIVER

The Denver Post - - NEWS - — Kirk Mitchell, The Den­ver Post

One man died and a sec­ond man man­aged to fight his way to shore early Tues­day af­ter they were swept down river near the con­flu­ence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek.

Den­ver fire­fight­ers pulled an un­con­scious man from the river af­ter he was found face down in the wa­ter, au­thor­i­ties say.

Res­cuers re­sponded af­ter wit­nesses re­ported that two men either fell or jumped into the river near Con­flu­ence Park and then disappeared in the dark wa­ters.

“Wa­ter right now is mov­ing very fast. When you bring the Platte and Cherry Creek to­gether it’s very tur­bu­lent. There’s a lot of en­ergy,” said Capt. Gre­gory Pix­ley, a fire depart­ment spokesman.

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