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Search Recover Body Of Steven Midlarsky In Roaring Fork River In Pitkin County

PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - Searchers found the body of a man who reportedly fell into the Roaring Fork River. That man has been identified as Steven Midlarsky.

Punch Bowl Rescue 1 (file photo of location, Pitkin Cnty SO on FB)
An undated file photo of the Devil's Punch Bowl. (credit: Pitkin County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

The incident happened in the middle of the day on Wednesday in a rough stretch of the river known as the Devil's Punch Bowl with extremely rugged whitewater. That's located in Pitkin County about 7 miles east of Aspen.

Parker Lathrop, Chief Deputy of Operations for the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, told CBS4 that there are numerous large rocks in that stretch of river and there have been times when people have gotten trapped.

"There's a substantial history with this stretch of river," Lathrop said.

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