June 15, 2011
Steamboat Springs police, Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies, Routt County Search and Rescue members and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue members pull a man from the waters of the Yampa River on Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses said the man fell into Soda Creek near Lincoln Avenue and 12th Street at about 4 p.m., launching a multi-agency search and rescue effort. He was found 50 minutes later near Sleepy Bear Mobile Home Park.
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The man who fell into Soda Creek today was identified as John Christopher Noonan
The man who died Wednesday after falling into Soda Creek near 12th Street and Lincoln Avenue was identified as Steamboat Springs resident 58-year-old John Christopher Noonan, Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said.