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Man and dog disappear, body recovered from Colorado River


On May 10, the National Park Service (NPS) discovered the body of a man who disappeared with his dog weeks ago. The New Mexico resident was said to be sailing down a river with his pup on a homemade raft. His body was restored of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon National Park.

Body recovered from Colorado River weeks after man and dog disappeared

On Friday, park rangers discovered a body from the Colorado River and immediately notified the National Park Service. Although further investigation is needed, authorities and initial information indicate the body is that of 58-year-old Thomas L. Robison, according to Fox News.

Robison reportedly tried to travel down the Colorado River with his beloved Welsh Corgi on a wooden vessel. The New Mexico man was first reported missing on April 21. His car was abandoned at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and his whereabouts were reported unknown. According to CBS News, the location where he left his vehicle is used by many as a starting point for whitewater rafting. These tours follow the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Officials had previously shared a photo of a raft believed to have been used by Thomas L. Robison. However, the homemade raft consisted of just a few planks assembled together. The photo also included a paddle and a life jacket. The NPS is currently investigating the case, with Robison’s body continuing to be examined by the Coconino County Medical Examiner. Furthermore, the cause of his death is currently unknown.

Whitewater rafting is common in the Colorado River, which varies in depth and width as it flows through the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, there is no further news about Robison’s beloved Corgi. The dog disappeared with the 58-year-old man and was said to have been his companion during this journey.