Sara Rosecrans Obituary, Durango River Guide Sara Rosecrans' Tragic Accident on the Upper Animas River

Sara Rosecrans, a beloved river guide from Durango, lost her life in a boating accident on Saturday while navigating the Upper Animas River. San Juan County officials responded to a distress call near Tenmile Creek, where the incident occurred. The community mourns the loss of a talented and adventurous young woman.

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Cause of the Accident

According to the San Juan County Sheriff’s press release, Sara Rosecrans, 24, was leading an eight-person rafting crew along a section of the river between Silverton and Rockwood. It was during this excursion that the accident took place. Prompt response from Silverton Medical Rescue and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s assistance was crucial due to the remote location’s difficult access.

Tragic Outcome and Transport of Sara’s Body

Despite the rafting crew’s immediate efforts to perform CPR, Sara Rosecrans could not be revived. The rescue team, aided by other rafters involved in the incident, transported her body to the Rockwood Train Station for further procedures. An autopsy is currently underway, conducted in collaboration with the La Plata County Coroner’s Office, to determine the cause and manner of her passing.

Ongoing Investigation and Conclusion

San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler has stated that there is no continuing investigation into the accident, and no suspicion of foul play in Sara Rosecrans’ untimely passing. The focus remains on gathering information and insights from the ongoing autopsy. The community stands together in grief, remembering Sara for her passion for the river and the joy she brought to those around her.

In Memoriam

Sara Rosecrans’ tragic departure has left an indelible void in the hearts of her family, friends, and the tight-knit river community. Her passion for river guiding and her adventurous spirit will be forever remembered. Let us join together to honor her memory, extend our deepest sympathies to her loved ones, and support one another during this difficult time.

(Note: The ongoing investigation and autopsy results will provide further insights into the circumstances surrounding Sara Rosecrans’ passing.)

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