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1 lifeless after motorboat flips at Grand Canyon Nationwide Park : NPR


This 2019 file photograph supplied by the Nationwide Park Service reveals the Hance Speedy positioned the place Purple Canyon intersects with the Colorado River at River Mile 77.

Carl Bowman/AP


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This 2019 file photograph supplied by the Nationwide Park Service reveals the Hance Speedy positioned the place Purple Canyon intersects with the Colorado River at River Mile 77.

Carl Bowman/AP

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — A 67-year-old man died after a motorboat flipped over throughout a Colorado River journey inside Grand Canyon Nationwide Park, officers stated Sunday.

Park officers stated the boat overturned shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday at Bedrock Speedy, which rafting consultants say is a big 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 stated. Authorities say their accidents aren’t important.

Park officers recognized the deceased as Ronald Vanderlugt, however did not instantly launch his hometown. They stated 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 stated. They stated park rangers have been flown into the placement by helicopter, however Vanderlugt couldn’t be resuscitated.

The boat flipped within the fast when it got here up in opposition to a rock, stated John Dillon, govt director of the Grand Canyon River Outfitters Affiliation, which represents outfitters permitted within the canyon.

Dillon stated among the passengers determined in opposition to persevering with the journey, operated by Western River Expeditions.

An investigation can be carried out by the Nationwide Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

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