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Flagstaff woman dies on Grand Canyon rafting trip

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — A woman who died while on a private
rafting trip in the Grand Canyon last week has been identified.

Grand Canyon National Park officials on Tuesday confirmed that the victim was
67-year-old Mary Simpson.

Park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski says officials were called about the
death on the Colorado River last Wednesday.

No other details have been released yet.

Simpson’s name was withheld until her relatives could be notified.

The Mohave County Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine the
cause of death.


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