Gunninson County Sheriff Rick Besecke confirmed Monday that the body recovered from the Crystal River on Saturday was that of Carbondale resident Uriah Shaffer, who was swept away while kayaking May 31.
Shaffer was found by two expert kayakers who are members of the Crested Butte search and rescue team. They were sent out on the mission by the sheriff's office now that the waters of the upper Crystal are realtively calmer than when early season runoff prevented them from doing so, Besecke said. However, Besecke said swift water rescuers said the river remains treacherous.
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