Raft Guide Arrested in Colorado for Rescuing Client

Clear Creek sheriff’s deputies arrested a rafting guide for swimming to a stranded young rafter who had tumbled from his boat on Clear Creek.

Ryan Daniel Snodgrass, a 28-year- old guide with Arkansas Valley Adventures rafting company, was charged after the Thursday incident with “obstructing government operations,” Clear Creek Sheriff Don Krueger said.

“He was told not to go in the water, and he jumped in and swam over to the victim and jeopardized the rescue operation,” said Krueger, noting that his office was deciding whether to file similar charges against another guide at the scene Thursday on Clear Creek just downstream from Kermitts Roadhouse on U.S. 6. Read the rest of this story by Jason Blevins in the Denver Post here.