By Liz Wood 

River claims Laramie man

National Guard, Search and Rescue, Game and Fish and various locals assist in recovery


Tony Seahorn knew it was a dangerous situation he was putting himself into, when he made the decision to help the stranded rafters.

“I couldn’t have gone past them, not with my military training. We were taught ‘leave no man behind’,” Seahorn said. “I could not have lived with myself if I had not tried to save him.”

Stephen Kaisler, a 70-year-old man from Laramie, was trapped in a log jam lodged up against the island. His family and friends were crying for help, Seahorn said.

Seahorn, who was guiding Vietnam veteran Keith Bausserman on the river, knew he had to take care of...

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