Idaho Man Has Died on Private Boating Trip on Colorado River
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an Idaho man has died while on a private boating trip on the Colorado River.
Park rangers were called about noon Sunday about a man being pulled out of the water and receiving CPR near Hance Rapid. Rangers were flown to the location in a park helicopter and say resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. Members of the boating party identified the man as 69-year-old Jimmie Blair of New Meadows, Idaho.
Blair was on day nine of a multi-day boating trip. Authorities say the death is being investigated by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner. Additional details weren't immediately available Monday.