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German tourist dies in kayaking accident at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — A tourist man from Germany died in a kayaking accident at Grand Canyon National Park.

Park officials said 43-year-old Hans Uhl was part of a commercial river trip.

The group had just started its multiday trip on the Colorado River on
Wednesday when park officials received a call around 2 p.m. about an unconscious
kayaker at Badger Rapids.

Authorities said Uhl’s kayak capsized and he was unable to right himself.

A safety boat was able to reach the kayak, but authorities said Uhl couldn’t be resuscitated.

An investigation is being conducted by the National Park Service and the
Coconino County medical examiner.

Uhl’s hometown in Germany wasn’t immediately available Thursday.


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