Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Update On Search Efforts for Man Missing in Colorado River

SARC Mission on Colorado River Continues for Second Day

By: Israel, MCSO Intern 
Mesa County, Colo.-- The search for 23 year-old, Ctormy Taylor, of Grand Junction who went missing at approximately 8:30 p.m., on Monday, May 27, in the Colorado River has entered the second day. As of now the recovery efforts have not been successful.

Ctormy and two friends were rafting on the river yesterday when their raft became wrapped around a bridge piling on the Fifth Street bridge. The two friends with him were able to self-rescue by swimming to the bank of the river, none were wearing life jackets at the time. Ctormy was last seen in the water attempting to swim to the river bank just past the confluence of the Gunnison and Coloroado Rivers, he has not been seen since.

Citizens and people recreating on or near the Colorado River are asked to be on the lookout for any signs or evidence that would assist in recovery efforts and to contact non-emergency dispatch at 970-242-6707 if they see anything. Search efforts will be ongoing for the time being.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office advises all individuals who plan to be recreating in or around the river this summer season to use personal flotation devices and avoid the use of single air chamber devices. Always let someone know before you plan on being on the river, and take necessary precautions to avoid dangerous situations. Also, always enjoy river adventures sober.

Special Note: The pronunciation of Ctormy's name is Ka-torm-ee or Ca-tormy. However, it is spelled with a 'C'.