Body Recovered from Río Grande Gorge

By John Miller
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A recovery crew in Taos County pulled a body from the waters of the Río Grande Gorge Thursday afternoon (April 25) that had been found by rafters earlier this week.

Taos County Undersheriff Steve Miera acted as incident commander for the recovery, which was carried out by members of the sheriff’s office Special Response Team, Taos Search and Rescue and Bureau of Land Management.

The multi-agency crew rafted from John Dunn Bridge several miles downstream to where the body had been tethered to the west bank of the river.

The body had not been identified as of Thursday evening (April 25).

For more on this story, see the May 2 edition of The Taos News.


Taos County Sheriff’s Office, Taos Search and Rescue and emergency personnel strategize Thursday (April 25) before recovering a body from the Río Grande. by: Morgan Timms / The Taos News