The boat overturned shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday and emergency medical personnel handled and transported injured sufferers, park officers mentioned.
GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, Ariz. — A 67-year-old man died after a motorboat flipped over throughout a Colorado River journey inside Grand Canyon National Park, officers mentioned Sunday.
Park officers mentioned the boat overturned shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday at Bedrock Rapid, which rafting specialists say is a giant rocky island that divides the river into left and proper channels.
Emergency medical personnel handled 4 folks and transported them to the South Rim, park officers mentioned. Authorities say their accidents will not be crucial.
Park officers recognized the deceased as Ronald Vanderlugt, however didn’t instantly launch his hometown. They mentioned Vanderlugt was on the fifth day of his journey.
Members of the river journey group pulled Vanderlugt out of the water, noticed he was unresponsive and started CPR, park officers mentioned. They mentioned park rangers had been flown into the placement by helicopter, however Vanderlugt couldn’t be resuscitated.
The boat flipped within the speedy when it got here up in opposition to a rock, mentioned John Dillon, government director of the Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association, which represents outfitters permitted within the canyon.
Dillon mentioned among the passengers determined in opposition to persevering with the journey, operated by Western River Expeditions.
An investigation will likely be carried out by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
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