Chicago resident identified as Clear Creek rafter

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The man died after an accident on June 3

By Ian Neligh

A Chicago-area resident died in a rafting-related accident on June 3 in Clear Creek Canyon.

Andrew Budd, 31, was on a boat with AVA Rafting when he fell into the water.

“He fell out of the boat. He wasn’t in the water long,” said Clear Creek Sheriff Rick Albers. “They pulled him in and immediately started CPR on the shore and called for rescue.”

Albers said Clear Creek EMS was also unsuccessful in reviving Budd.

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