Sheriff: 94-year-old man swept away, dies after backing ATV into creek
GATEWAY, Colo. - A 94-year-old man lost his life after he backed an ATV into a creek and got swept away in Colorado, authorities said.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office said the tragedy happened Saturday around 3:15 p.m. local time.
Deputies said a witness had called 911 and said that an older male had been working on his property "when he accidentally backed his four-wheeler into West Creek and was swept away along with the ATV."
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Several agencies took part in these search and the man was found about a quarter mile downstream unconscious and not breathing.
First responders said life-saving measures were unsuccessful.
This story was reported from Los Angeles.