After searching for the last couple of days, the Mesa County Sheriff's Office has come to the conclusion that the missing rafter is believed to be dead.

23-year-old Ctormy Taylor was rafting with two female friends when their boat capsized Monday (May 26) on the Colorado River in Grand Junction near the 5th Street bridge.

The two female occupants were able self-rescue by swimming to a nearby island.

Search and rescue crews worked diligently Monday and Tuesday to locate Taylor.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office told KREX that the rafter is believed to be dead and are shifting their efforts to a recovery mission.

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