Searchers on Saturday found the body of a Texas man who drowned in a Grand County stretch of the Colorado River.
Divers, assisted by boat crews and volunteers walking the banks, have been searching the river since Waley Liang slipped into the water Wednesday. According to a press release from the Grand County Sheriff's Office, Liang's body was found at about 12:40 p.m. Saturday, about a quarter mile below the area he was last seen.
Liang disappeared beneath the shallow but rapidly flowing waters near the Gold Bar Recreation Site just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday. He was with a group of UTEP geology students visiting the area.
He was trying to follow several other students who waded across the river to an island, but he slipped and fell into the water and was swept downstream.