Name released of 18-year-old pulled from Yampa River in Craig
Condition of young man transferred to Denver-area hospital remains unknown
The name has been released of the young man who was pulled from the Yampa River late Friday afternoon but his condition is still unknown.
Trystan Campbell, 18, of Craig, was taken to The Memorial Hospital when first responders found him unresponsive after removing him from the Yampa River.
Emergency resources responded after receiving a call from an individual at the boat launch in Loudy-Simpson and initiated a “hasty search” in the area, Hume said.
The male subject was located approximately three-quarters of a mile down river from the launch and unresponsive, Hume said. It is unknown where he entered the river.
“Patient care and life-saving efforts were initiated immediately upon locating the victim,” Hume said.
Jennifer Riley, chief of marketing and business development for TMH, said the patient arrived at the hospital and was transported to another facility.
Hume said his office is investigating the incident.
Responding agencies include Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, Craig Fire/Rescue, Craig Police Department, The Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and Bureau of Land Management.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, flows on the Yampa near Craig were at 949 cubic feet per second and gage height was slightly less than three feet at 3 p.m. on Friday.
Hume said the river is at recreational levels.
The newspaper will update this story as it develops.
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