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Park: Colorado woman dies on boating trip in Grand Canyon

March 25, 2022 GMT
This 2019 photo provided by the National Park Service shows the Hance Rapid located where Red Canyon intersects with the Colorado River at River Mile 77. Grand Canyon National Park officials said on Friday, March 25, 2022, that a Colorado woman died when she fell into whitewater rapids while on a boating trip on the Colorado River. Park officials said the death of 68-year-old Mary Kelley of Steamboat Springs, Colo., occurred Thursday, March 24, near Hance Rapid where there is powerful river turbulence at the intersection with Red Canyon due to debris from flash floods. (Carl Bowman/NPS via AP)
This 2019 photo provided by the National Park Service shows the Hance Rapid located where Red Canyon intersects with the Colorado River at River Mile 77. Grand Canyon National Park officials said on Friday, March 25, 2022, that a Colorado woman died when she fell into whitewater rapids while on a boating trip on the Colorado River. Park officials said the death of 68-year-old Mary Kelley of Steamboat Springs, Colo., occurred Thursday, March 24, near Hance Rapid where there is powerful river turbulence at the intersection with Red Canyon due to debris from flash floods. (Carl Bowman/NPS via AP)
This 2019 photo provided by the National Park Service shows the Hance Rapid located where Red Canyon intersects with the Colorado River at River Mile 77. Grand Canyon National Park officials said on Friday, March 25, 2022, that a Colorado woman died when she fell into whitewater rapids while on a boating trip on the Colorado River. Park officials said the death of 68-year-old Mary Kelley of Steamboat Springs, Colo., occurred Thursday, March 24, near Hance Rapid where there is powerful river turbulence at the intersection with Red Canyon due to debris from flash floods. (Carl Bowman/NPS via AP)
This 2019 photo provided by the National Park Service shows the Hance Rapid located where Red Canyon intersects with the Colorado River at River Mile 77. Grand Canyon National Park officials said on Friday, March 25, 2022, that a Colorado woman died when she fell into whitewater rapids while on a boating trip on the Colorado River. Park officials said the death of 68-year-old Mary Kelley of Steamboat Springs, Colo., occurred Thursday, March 24, near Hance Rapid where there is powerful river turbulence at the intersection with Red Canyon due to debris from flash floods. (Carl Bowman/NPS via AP)
This 2019 photo provided by the National Park Service shows the Hance Rapid located where Red Canyon intersects with the Colorado River at River Mile 77. Grand Canyon National Park officials said on Friday, March 25, 2022, that a Colorado woman died when she fell into whitewater rapids while on a boating trip on the Colorado River. Park officials said the death of 68-year-old Mary Kelley of Steamboat Springs, Colo., occurred Thursday, March 24, near Hance Rapid where there is powerful river turbulence at the intersection with Red Canyon due to debris from flash floods. (Carl Bowman/NPS via AP)

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A Colorado woman died when she fell into whitewater rapids on the Colorado River while on a boating trip in Grand Canyon National Park, park officials said Friday.

The death of Mary Kelley, 68 of Steamboat Springs occurred Thursday near Hance Rapid where there is powerful river turbulence at the intersection with Red Canyon due to debris from flash floods, officials said in a statement.

Other members of a private boating trip pulled Kelley out of the water but their administration of CPR and subsequent resuscitation efforts by park rangers flown to the scene by helicopter were unsuccessful, the statement said.

The incident is under investigation by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner and no additional information was available, the statement said.