On June 27 at approximetly 5:30 p.m., Delta County Dispatch received a report of a possible drowning in Eggleston Lake on the Grand Mesa. Delta sheriff's deputies, Delta Search and Rescue, Cedaredge Fire, Delta Ambulance and Care Flight responded.
Witnesses reported Larry Smith, 44, of Grand Junction had fallen off a paddleboard. One witness and a female companion of the deceased had attempted to get him out of the water but were unsuccessful. With their assistance, DCSAR members were able to locate the deceased and remove him from the water. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death as accidental drowning.
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.