By MIKE McKIBBIN
The Daily Sentinel
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The bodies of two hunters were recovered Monday after separate
accidents, according to authorities.
In Rio Blanco County, Calvin Ritter, 83, of Clallam Bay, Wash., was
thrown from the horse he was riding in the Jensen State Wildlife area,
approximately 10 miles north of Meeker, the Sheriff’s Department said
in a news release.
Ritter was pronounced dead at the scene. County Coroner Ran Cochran
said Ritter died of a heart attack.
The second death occurred in Pitkin County, when Glen Helmick, 56,
of Arvada, was pinned under an overturned all-terrain vehicle he had
been riding along the Fryingpan Road, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s
Helmick’s ATV overturned and rolled down a hill into the Fryingpan
River, where the victim was found, the Sheriff’s Department said.
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