Raging runoff from Colorado’s melting snow pack has claimed two lives on the Gunnison River.
Both happened Friday.
In one incident, a 31-year-old woman was paddle-boarding just west of Gunnison when she fell into swift currents and got stuck in a tree.
Separately, a 65-year-old woman died in a rafting accident where the Gunnison enters the eastern end of Blue Mesa Reservoir.
Neither victim has been identified.
Officials have urged people using Colorado’s rivers to exercise caution.