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After nearly three weeks of weather-related delays, a body spotted below the Río Grande Gorge Bridge has been recovered, and a crew of Taos County public safety workers has yet another costly, risky mission into the canyon under its belt. more
While the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has not yet identified the remains, Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said that a tattoo on the body's leg was consistent with a description of a man named Donald Ayon, who was reported missing in Alamosa, Colorado, earlier this month. more
A recovery crew hazarded a mission into one of the most rugged sections of the Río Grande Gorge near Taos early Sunday morning (Nov. 3) to retrieve the body of Chris Oswalt, a 62-year-old Columbus, Mississipi man who died after attempting to kayak the Taos Box late last month. more
Paddling downriver on Sunday (Oct. 27), a local boater from Taos came across a cheap kayak, two halves of a paddle and the body of an unidentified man on the eastern bank of the Río Grande near the Taos Box, a notorious set of Class IV rapids that threads a remote section of the Río Grande Gorge. more
Miera and other county public safety agencies are familiar with recovering bodies from the canyon, as the steel suspension bridge that sits more than 600 feet above the river continues to attract jumpers every year … more
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