68-year-old woman dies while boating on Colorado River in Grand Canyon
Mar 25, 2022, 2:30 PM
(Flickr Photo/Grand Canyon NPS)
PHOENIX — A 68-year-old woman died Thursday following a boating accident on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
Mary Kelley of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was pulled out of the water near the Hance Rapid at about 11:15 a.m., according to a press release from the National Park Service.
Members of Kelley’s group attempted life-saving measures, but she was unresponsive.
Park rangers also attempted resuscitation efforts, but were unsuccessful.
Kelley was on the ninth day of a private boating trip.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by NPS and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.
No other information was available.