Rangers were dispatched to a report of a swimmer struggling in Willow Creek on the morning of July 28th and arrived on scene minutes later. They were informed that the swimmer had disappeared under the creek's surface just before they'd arrived. The rangers soon retrieved the victim, a 23-year-old man from Pueblo, Colorado, from ten feet of water. CPR was begun and advanced life support measures were employed throughout the trip to Gunnison Hospital, but he did not survive. The incident is being jointly investigated by the Gunnison County Sheriff's Office and the NPS.