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2 dead in separate waterway accidents outside Denver

July 22, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say two people died in separate incidents after being swept away in waterways outside Denver.

Jefferson County sheriff’s officials tell KUSA-TV a man in his mid-20s was wading in Clear Creek Canyon with a group of people when he was swept downstream Sunday.

The man, who wasn’t identified, was found near a pedestrian bridge near the intersection of U.S. 6 and Colorado 93.

The sheriff’s office says rescuers were unable to resuscitate him.

Earlier that day, rescue crews recovered the body of 38-year-old Jeannette Reynolds, who had been swept away in a gulch during heavy rain in Lakewood.

Lakewood police say she was a transient who lived in the area.

Authorities say the coroner’s office performed an autopsy but the more studies are needed to determine cause of death.

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