Drowning victim identified
July 28, 2005
Authorities yesterday identified a man who drowned Tuesday in the Roaring Fork River near Carbondale as Kenneth William Uttecht, 77, of Broomfield.His drowning was accidental, according to Garfield County Deputy Coroner Bradley Braverman.Uttecht died while he and two friends, also from Broomfield, were fishing from a boat belonging to one of the men.The victim, who was riding in the back, reportedly fell out backward after the boat hit a rock in the river. The other two men, whom Braverman declined to identify, managed to stay onboard and get to shore, where they called for help.Uttecht, who was not wearing a life jacket, was found a short distance downriver. Braverman said he apparently had not hit his head after falling from the boat.Uttecht’s body was taken to Broomfield for burial.